Find The Best Beaches Near London For A Great Day Out
Getting out of the City is something a lot of us wish we did more often. Go with a group of friends or take the family to one of the beaches near London. You can get there in a couple of hours and you will be glad you did. Looking for child friendly beaches near london? Hop on the train to Margate, Hastings or Broadstairs. Sandy beaches near london? You can find them too! Lovely Camber Sands or Folkstone.
Here is a selection of popular beaches that are easy to get to by train from London.
Best beaches near London
Brighton is one of the UK’s most popular seaside destinations on the South East coast. There are always loads of events and festivals taking place and the seafront is buzzing with activity.
Getting There : Take the train from London Victoria or London Bridge direct to Brighton.
Sunny Sands Folkestone
Take your bucket and spade and enjoy the golden sands.
Getting There: Take the train from London St Pancreas station to Folkstone (Trains to Folkestone leave London every 30mins)
West Beach – Clacton on Sea Just over an hour from London West Beach in Clacton is a great destination for a fun day out. Check out the events on Clacton Pier
Getting There : Take the train from Liverpool Street to Station 1 hr 26 mins.
Spend a day in the dunes at Camber Sands. Have lunch at the hotel
Getting There : Take the train from London St Pancreas station to Rye Station (1 change): 1 hr 12 mins (then it is a short 5 minute taxi to the beach at Camber Sands)
Viking Bay – Broadstairs
The crescent shaped beach is the perfect location for a daytrip. Spend time on the beach and the take a walk along the boardwalk and the town. There are loads of shops restaurants and a traditional ice cream parlour. The famous Morellis.
Take the train from London St Pancreas station Direct to Broadstairs.
If you want to explore the coast use our guide to find a beach near you. Just choose the county and click on ‘start here’ and follow the coast, by following the next beach along.