Clyde Beach Huts
The Clyde beach huts lie on the shore of the Firth of Clyde, just to the east of the Cloch Lighthouse.
The origin of the huts is unknown, with no records having been located which describe them.
Speculation about the huts having been constructed for accommodation during the depression of the 1930s seems unlikely, as the weather on the firth can be severe, and it would have been more practical to have constructed such a dwelling on the opposite side of the road, away from the shore and the crashing waves which can land on the shore.
The rails and slipways which can be seen on the shore suggest the area was used for activities which required the regular launching and recovery of small boats into the firth. In addition, the photographs show that substantial concrete bases have been cast on the shore, adjacent to the road, suggesting that this is a form of concrete beach, as used during World War II when extensive section of the Firth of Clyde were used for training troops in amphibious operation prior to the D-Day landings.
Abandoned after the war, it seems likely that these beach huts took advantage of the secure foundation offered by the concrete bases left behind after these exercises.
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