Find Kent Dog Friendly Beaches

Heading to the Kent coast with your dog and not sure if they are allowed on any beaches?

This Kent list of dog friendly beaches will help in planning your next trip to the beach.

Our 2018 Kent dog friendly beach guide currently has 4 Kent beaches listed where dogs are allowed with 27 beaches that have some dog restrictions, and there are 2 beaches on which a full dog ban is in operation.

Kent dog friendly beaches Kent Beaches Allowing Dogs

This list shows 4 Kent beaches with no dog restrictions and can be used all year.

  1. Epple Bay Beach, Margate
  2. Kingsgate Bay Beach, Broadstairs
  3. Dumpton Gap Beach, Broadstairs
  4. Grenham Bay Beach, Margate

Note, although dogs are allowed you are expected to keep control of your dog, clean-up after them and some beaches may require you to keep them on a lead. Please check local information sites for any restrictions.


Kent beaches with dog restrictions Kent Beaches That Have Dog Restrictions

This list shows 27 Kent beaches allowing dogs but with some restrictions. These restrictions could be a time of day, restricted zones, dogs to be kept on a lead or only allowed out of season. Check our beach information page for details of the restrictions in place.

  1. Botany Bay Beach, Broadstairs
  2. Viking Bay Beach, Broadstairs
  3. Dymchurch Beach, Dymchurch
  4. Hythe Beach, Hythe
  5. Joss Bay Beach, Broadstairs
  6. Margate Bay Beach, Margate
  7. Pegwell Bay Beach, Ramsgate
  8. Sheerness Beach, Isle Of Sheppey
  9. Dungeness Beach, Dungeness
  10. Deal Beach, Deal
  11. Sunny Sands Beach, Folkestone
  12. Greatstone Beach, New Romney
  13. Kingsdown Beach, Deal
  14. Littlestone Beach, New Romney
  15. Minster Leas Beach, Isle Of Sheppey
  16. Minnis Bay Beach, Margate
  17. Ramsgate Main Sands Beach, Ramsgate
  18. Sandgate Beach, Folkestone
  19. Battery Point Beach, Hythe
  20. St Marys Bay Sands Beach, Dymchurch
  21. St Mildreds Bay Beach, Margate
  22. Stone Bay Beach, Broadstairs
  23. Walpole Bay Beach, Margate
  24. Westgate Bay Beach, Margate
  25. Westbrook Bay Beach, Margate
  26. Louisa Bay Beach, Broadstairs
  27. Lower Leas Coastal Park Beach, Folkestone

Kent Beaches that do not allow dogs Kent Beaches That Have Dog Restrictions

This list shows 2 Kent beaches who do not allow dogs at any time.

  1. Dover Harbour Beach, Dover
  2. Leysdown-on-sea Beach, Isle Of Sheppey


Kent Beaches That We Have NO Dog Restriction Information

This list shows 13 Kent beaches where we have no information on dog restrictions.

  1. Herne Bay Beach, Herne Bay
  2. Hampton Pier East Beach, Whitstable
  3. Sandwich Bay Beach, Sandwich
  4. Allhallows Beach, Rochester
  5. The Warren Folkestone Beach, Folkestone
  6. Hampton Pier West Beach, Whitstable
  7. Reculver Beach, Herne Bay
  8. Shakespeare Beach, Dover
  9. St Margarets Bay Beach, Dover
  10. Tankerton Beach, Dymchurch
  11. Whitstable Beach, Whitstable
  12. Tankerton Beach, Whitstable
  13. Seasalter Beach, Whitstable

If you have visited any of these beaches and can update us then please drop us a note on facebook.



If a Kent beach is not listed above then we have no information and you will have to check local beach information boards.

Note that we try to keep this dog beach information up to date but restrictions are set by local councils and occasionally we may miss a change.

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