Kent Beaches

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Explore 350 miles of coastline with popular seaside destinations including Whitstable and Broadstairs to coastal walks and water sports. Stop off at a beach for the day or walk or cycle the Viking Coastal Trail.

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Abbot’s Cliff

Abbot’s Cliff between Folkestone and Dover is a remote warren with shingle beach with secluded spots to…

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Beresford Gap

Beresford Gap in Birchington on Sea on the Kent coast is a small beach along the promenade…

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Botany Bay

Award winning Botany Bay in Birchington on Sea, Kent, is a sandy bay, great for swimming, perfect…

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Deal Beach

Deal Beach on the Kent Coast is a quiet seaside resort with a lovely seafront promenade. Walk…

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Dover Harbour Beach

Dover Harbour Beach is a shingle beach sheltered within the harbour walls. The beach is easily…

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Dungeness Beach

Dungeness Beach on the tip of the Kent Coast, overlooked by the massive power station, is definitely…

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Dumpton Gap

Dumpton Gap on the South East Coast, is one of Broadstairs’ charming bays and a great spot…

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Dymchurch Beach

Dymchurch Beach just north of St Mary’s Bay in Kent is a popular sandy beach which gets…

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Epple Bay

Epple Bay in Birchington follows the concrete sea defence below the cliffs. This beach is dog friendly…

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East Cliff Sands

Great for a family day out East Cliff Sands Beach in Kent is a popular sandy…

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Folkestone Harbour Beach

Folkestone Harbour Beach Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog friendly with restrictions during…

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Greatstone Beach

Greatstone Beach is a large flat soft sandy beach, that stretches for around two miles from Dungeness…

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Grenham Bay

Grenham Bay sits at base of the chalk cliffs with a wide concrete sea defense leading to…

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Harty Ferry

Harty Ferry about a mile north east of Faversham, is popular with walkers, boaters and bird watchers…

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Herne Bay Beach

Beach Herne Bay is an award winning beach and a popular family seaside destination on the Kent…

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Herne Bay East Beach

East Beach Herne Bay East Beach to the right of Neptunes Arm stretches towards Reculver. This side of…

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Hythe Beach

Hythe Beach is a popular pebble beach on the Kent coast with views overlooking the English Channel….

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Joss Bay

Award winning Joss Bay is a popular sandy beach backed by cliffs in Broadstairs on the Kent…

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Kingsdown Beach

Kingsdown Beach is a shingle beach just south of Deal on the Kent coast. Great for a…

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Kingsgate Bay

Kingsgate Bay has a beautiful sandy beach and is popular location for families and dog walkers. Situated…

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Leysdown Beach

Award winning Leysdown Beach is a traditional seaside resort on the Isle of Sheppey, with views over…

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Littlestone Beach

Littlestone-on-Sea is a small coastal village close to New Romney between Greatstone and St Marys Bay. The…

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Lower Leas Coastal Park

Green Flag award winning Lower Leas Coastal Park, between Folkestone and Sandgate is a large…

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Louisa Bay

Charming Louisa Bay lies just past the southern headland of Viking Bay in Broadstairs on the Kent…

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Lydd Beach

Lydd on Sea Beach is part of the Dungeness National Nature Reserve, making it popular with bird…

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Margate Main Sands

Margate Main Sands is a popular sandy beach and one of Kent’s top seaside destinations with…

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Minnis Bay

Minnis Bay is a long sandy, popular family beach with attractions and coastal walking routes. There are…

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Palm Bay

Palm Bay or Palmers Bay is a sandy beach with a seafront cafe. It is a popular…

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Pegwell Bay

Pegwell Bay is a sandy bay with mudflats, backed by a stretch of unprotected sea cliffs. The area…

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Pirate Springs

Pirate Springs at the southern end of St Marys Bay is a shingle beach and favourite with…

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Reculver Beach

Reculver Beach, in the rural setting of the Reculver Country Park, is a long ten mile stretch…

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Ramsgate Main Sands

Blue Flag Award winning Ramsgate Main Sands is a popular beach in Kent just east of…

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Sandwich Bay

Sandwich Bay between Ramsgate and Deal, is a popular beach backed by salt marshes and coastal sand…

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St Margaret’s Bay

Margaret’s Bay, near Dover on the Kent coast, is a small shingle beach located at…

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Seasalter

Seasalter is an unspoilt pebble beach between the towns of Whitstable and Faversham on the Kent coast….

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Shakespeare Beach

Shakespeare Beach in Dover is a long shingle beach set in a bay near Shakespeare Cliff. At…

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Shellness Beach

Shellness Beach on the Eastern side of Sheerness.

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Sheerness Beach

Award winning Sheerness beach on the Kent coast is a family friend awardwinng beach.

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St Mildred’s Bay

St Mildred’s Bay is a small sandy bay in Kent with plenty of facilities along the…

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Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe sits at the foot of the famous Shakespeare Cliff, between Dover and Folkestone and is…

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Stone Bay

Just south of Joss Bay is Stone Bay, which can be reached from either of two sets…

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Sunny Sands Beach

Sunny Sands Beach is a hugely popular sandy beach at the eastern end of the Stade…

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Sandgate Beach

Between Hythe and Folkestone, Sandgate Beach is a quiet shingle beach with rows of cottages along the…

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St Mary’s Bay

St Marys Bay just south of Dymchurch is a popular sandy beach with wooden groynes running…

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Tankerton Beach

Just east of Whitstable is Tankerton, where a wide grass bank slopes down to the shingle beach. There…

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Viking Bay

Viking Bay is a a horse shoe shaped sandy beach in Broadstairs, about 200 meters long. There…

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Walpole Bay

Walpole Bay is a sandy beach in Margate backed by Queens Promenade and Oval Gardens. To the…

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Warren Beach

Warren Beach is a quiet sandy beach with the occasional rockpool, good for swimming, and a great…

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Westbrook Bay

Award winning Westbrook Bay just along from Margate, is a sandy beach with colourful beach huts lining…

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West Bay Beach

Great for a family day out, West Bay Beach is a popular summer destination close to…

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Whitstable West Beach

Whitstable West Beach is a popular seaside destination, famous for its oysters which are celebrated every…

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