Find The Nearest Beach Kent
Planning a trip to Kent and looking for the nearest beaches. Kent offers such a diverse range of beaches with the organised Blue Flag beaches in the larger seaside towns like Broadstairs to the remote and untouched coast of Dungeness and the Isle of Sheppey. The Kent coastline offers something for everyone and is a short journey from London.
Finding the right Kent beach is easy – simply explore the links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search at the top of the page to plan your next Kent beach visit.
- Dumpton Gap is a quiet, sandy bay with some rocks approximately 150 meters long with promenade and backed by white cliffs. The beach at Dumpton Gap provides a quieter option over the busier beaches of Ramsgate and Broadstairs. For the adventurous at low tide, you have an excellent walk to Ramsgate, although please check the tide times. Alternatively, you can take the West Cliff Promenade into Broadstairs. Facilities at the beach include a promenade, toilets, cafe, chalets for hire, disabled access via a steep slope.
- Sandwich Bay beach is a long stretch of beach that consists of pebble at the top and then very large sand flats, backed by some sand dunes. As you move from south to north you get more sand and less pebbles, although the northern end is often used by naturists. This stretch of coast is a nature reserve. Access via a toll road, charged at a day rate, making this a little expensive for a short visit. We have no dog information for Sandwich 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.
- Battery Point beach is part of a long stretch of shingle beach. The beach marks the end Hythe and the start of Sandgate. Like this whole stretch the beach has a wide pebble top with a steep sloe down to the water or low tide areas. Motorized craft can be launched from the slipway. Parking on the road and a small pay and display car park. Small kiosk and concrete promenade.
- Whitstable Beach is a pebble beach divided by wooden groynes and backed by colourful beach huts. A great selection of seafood restaurants, renowned oysters, and a good range of cafes make Whitstable a delight for foodies. Parking, beach huts and the facilities of Whitstable itself. We have no dog information for Whitstable beach.
- Lower Leas Coastal Park is a pebble beach also referred to as Folkestone beach. Parking at the Coastal park or park in the town and take a Zig Zag path down to the beach. Facilities include children’s adventure playground, toilets, cafe and beach shop.
- 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 Bay and miles of fine sand, dunes that are a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) with many rare species of plants, good wide beach for beach sports. The beach is popular with wind based water sports including windsurfing and kitesurfing. The land aspects of the beach provides a wide compact area suitable for kite buggies and land yatching. The beach is also popular with horse riders. Facilities include car park, public toilets, pub and shops opposite the car park..
- 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 in England hereabouts. At the north east corner of the bay are the remains of a cross-channel hoverport that operated between 1969 until 1982. Facilities include toilets, cafe, parking and picnic area.
- 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 white chalk cliffs and some of the best examples of sea caves in the country. You have steep steps down the cliffs and then no facilities once down there but this does mean it is not so busy as the other Broadstairs beaches, although you have a pub on the cliff over looking the bay.