Top 10 Kent Beaches

Here are The UK Beach Guides top 10 Kent beaches. Our rating is based on two factors, the first is the amount each page is viewed and the second is any reviews submitted. These counts get reset at the start of each month.

   1. Minster Leas Beach
   2. Minnis Bay Beach
   3. Herne Bay Beach
   4. Hampton Pier - East Beach
   5. Leysdown-on-sea Beach
   6. Sheerness Beach
   7. Tankerton Beach
   8. Botany Bay Beach
   9. Viking Bay Beach
   10. Dover Harbour Beach

  • 1. Minster Leas Beach, Sheerness

    Minster Leas beach is a long sand and shingle beach on the Isle of Sheppey....
    For more details visit our Minster Leas Beach page
  • Minster Leas Beach.
  • 2. Minnis Bay Beach, Margate

    Long, rural sandy bay with rocky and shingle areas, promenade and paddling pool. Popular for watersports: sailing club, windurfing and kitesurfing....
    For more details visit our Minnis Bay Beach page
  • Minnis Bay Beach.
  • 3. Herne Bay Beach, Canterbury

    Herne Bay is a popular seaside town with a long promenade. The central part of the seafront has seafront gardens and a central bandstand housing a visitor centre. The beach is shingle with wooden g...
    For more details visit our Herne Bay Beach page
  • Herne Bay Beach.
  • 4. Hampton Pier - East Beach, Whitstable

    East Beach is a pebble beach sitting to the east of Hampton Pier at the west end of Herne Bay, Kent. Hampton Pier is some 350 feet (110 m) long built on a curve of the coastline....
    For more details visit our Hampton Pier - East Beach page
  • Hampton Pier - East Beach.
  • 5. Leysdown-on-sea Beach, Chatham

    Leysdown-on-sea, sandy beach on the Isle of Sheppey...
    For more details visit our Leysdown-on-sea Beach page
  • Leysdown-on-sea Beach.
  • 6. Sheerness Beach, Sheerness

    Sheerness Beach is sand and shingle located at the mouth of the Thames and Medway estuaries....
    For more details visit our Sheerness Beach page
  • Sheerness Beach.
  • 7. Tankerton Beach, Whitstable

    Tankerton Beach is also known as Tankerton Slopes due to grass slopes backing onto the shingle and sand beach. The beach has some pretty wooden beach huts. At low tide you get a stretch of ...
    For more details visit our Tankerton Beach page
  • Tankerton Beach.
  • 8. Botany Bay Beach, Broadstairs

    Botany Bay is the most northerly of the 7 Broadstairs bays in Kent. This is an old fashioned sandy beach almost 200m long with chalk cliffs and stacks, rock pools and gentle swimming conditions. Th...
    For more details visit our Botany Bay Beach page
  • Botany Bay Beach.
  • 9. Viking Bay Beach, Broadstairs

    Viking Bay beach is Broadstairs main bay. Sandy beach with clifftop promenade, harbour pier, sea water tidal swimming pool and boardwalk.The beach has a slope on the northern end by the harb...
    For more details visit our Viking Bay Beach page
  • Viking Bay Beach.
  • 10. Dover Harbour Beach, Dover

    Dover Harbour beach is shingle, set within the harbour walls....
    For more details visit our Dover Harbour Beach page
  • Dover Harbour Beach.

In addition to our top beaches, Kent has 10 Blue Flag awarded beaches and many more seaside awards.

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Kent is in the South East of England and is often referred to as the 'Garden of England'.

This county enjoys an enviable coastline and perfect blue flag beaches all interspersed with historic sites and stunning countryside. Just 35 minutes by train from London so you could enjoy a city break at the same time!

Iconic landmarks can be found here like the White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury Cathedral and Leeds Castle, the Romney marshes and the Straits of Dover. The coast adds drama to every view and secluded coves and mysterious caves make an ordinary day at the beach a very special one. Try your hand at surfing on the famous Joss Bay beach or fossil hunt at Kingsdown Beach

The countryside around the coast alters from shore to woodland, hills to valleys and places like Blean Woods are well worth a visit with wildlife, birds and butterflies to enjoy. Explore the tiny villages like Chillenden, Bardristone and Alkham and the Stour Valley taking in the Cinque Port of Sandwich and Pegwell Bay. Thanet is an historic delight as well as a great spot to enjoy the sandy beaches of Margate.

Don't forget the Isle of Sheppey! Thirty six square miles of beaches with great views over the Thames and Essex and a wealth of history as you find out more about Nelson and Dutch invaders or dig for dinosaur fossils.

Attractions to see in this area include:


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