Nearest Blue Flag Beaches Kent
Blue Flag beaches in , Kent, United Kingdom, the Blue Flag award is a prestigious, international award scheme that aims to provide an assurance to tourists that a beach has met a minimum standard. To collect a Blue Flag any UK and Ireland beach must achieve the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.
Below we list the current Kent beaches holding the Blue Flag award.
- 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.
- Westgate Bay is a sandy beach, a good family beach for sandcastles and lots of small rock pools to explore. The bay is tidal and so the beach will disappear at high tide. Facilities include seasonal lifeguards, cafes, car parking, toilets, chalets for hire, pub, disabled access to the beach with disabled toilets open all year.
- Leysdown-on-sea is sandy beach on the east side of the Isle of Sheppey. The beach has a high sea wall with ramps/steps at intervals. This is a traditional small seaside town with shops, holiday parks, promenade, amusement arcades and a selection of places to eat.
- Tankerton Beach is also known as Tankerton Slopes due to grass slopes backing onto the shingle and sand beach. The beach has some pretty wooden beach huts. At low tide you get a stretch of pebbles known as ‘The Street’ which leads out to sea providing a natural promenade, although care should be taken when the tide comes in. Facilities include toilets with disabled access, on-street parking, cafe/restaurant, promenade and grass areas. We have no dog information for Tankerton beach.
- Botany Bay is an old fashioned sandy beach ideal to keep the family entertained. The beach is almost 200m long with chalk cliffs and stacks, rock pools to explore and gentle swimming conditions. This part of the Kent coast boasts the longest stretch of chalk cliffs in Britain with Botany Bay being the northern most of seven bays in Broadstairs. When the tide goes out you have a chalk reef which is thought to be one of the best in Britain. You can also navigate around chalk stacks to Kingsgate Bay but be aware that as the tide comes in the ends of the beaches get cut-off and so you may have to walk back along the cliff path. Facilities include toilets, seasonal kiosk (hot and cold food), disabled access, deck chairs, windbreak hire, lifeguards in summer months and parking.
- Minnis Bay beach is a long, rural sandy bay with rocky and shingle areas, promenade and paddling pool. Popular for watersports: sailing club, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Facilities include lifeguards and first aid, cafes, toilets, parking, chalets for hire, picnic area, pub and children’s play area nearby.
- 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.