Kent Beaches and Coast

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.

Nearest Beaches in Kent

  • Dungeness Beach

    Dungeness is sparsely populated and Europe’s largest vegetated shingle split with steep pebbly banks. Anglers and bird watchers are more common than families with the RSPB maintains a reserve with hides. At the railway station you have a free parking, cafe and toilets just 5 minutes away. No facilities exist at read more

  • Dumpton Gap Beach

    Dumpton Gap is a quiet, sandy bay approximately 150 meters long with promenade, some rocks and backed by white cliffs. The beach provides a quieter option rather than the busier beaches of Ramsgate and Broadstairs. At low tide you have an excellent walk to Ramsgate. Facilities include toilets, cafe, chalets for hire, disabled read more

  • St Mildreds Bay Beach

    St. Mildred’s Bay beach is a sandy bay with promenade, cliffs and tidal pool. At high tide most of the beach disappears so plan your visit although you can always look around Westgate. Facilities include lifeguards and first aid, cafes, pub and restaurant nearby, toilets, parking and chalets for hire.

  • Greatstone Beach

    Greatstone Beach – The sandy beach at Greatstone is quite flat and stretches from north to south for over two miles backed by sand dunes. At low tide you can have upto half a mile walk to the sea. Greatstone beach provides safe sea bathing in the haven of Romney read more

  • Deal Beach

    Deal beach stretches along the seafront of Deal split by the Pier and on the Western end you have the Tudor Deal Castle. Deal beach is a large shingle beach with wooden groynes backed by a flat promenade and road. You will also see a number of small fishing boats read more

  • Kingsgate Bay Beach

    Kingsgate Bay is a quiet and secluded sandy beach approximately 150 meters long and is one of the smaller of the Broadstairs bays. A great bay for those who like to get away from it all. The bay has some of the best examples of sea caves in the country. read more

  • Allhallows Beach

    Allhallows Beach lies on the northern edge of the Hoo Peninsula in Kent over-looking the River Thames estuary. Sandwiched between the rivers Medway and Thames, the location offers opportunities for boating, walkers and nature lovers. Holiday camps all along the coast. We have no dog information for Allhallows beach.

  • Sheerness Beach

    Sheerness Beach is sand and shingle located at the mouth of the Thames and Medway estuaries. Facilities include toilets at the leisure centre, car parking, swimming pool and cafes/restaurants on the High Street.

  • Margate Bay Beach

    The Margate Bay beach is a sandy beach in the centre of Margate. The beach has a great tidal pool making this a family friendly beach with excellent facilities. Facilities include toilets, cafes/restaurants, seasonal lifeguards, promenade, tidal pool and children’s playground.

  • Pegwell Bay Beach

    Pegwell Bay is a stretch of unprotected sea cliffs with great geological interest and a sandy bay. The bay is part of Kent’s largest National Nature Reserve. A full-size replica Scandinavian longboat ‘Hugin’, complete with shields stands on the cliff top overlooking the bay to commemorate the first Anglo-Saxon landings read more

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