Finding the Best Beaches in Kent

There are so many things to do in Kent and you are truly spoilt for tasty restaurants, lovely walks (it is a great place for a walking holiday) and places to shop. Kent also has some amazing coastline to visit so we have put together a list of the best beaches in Kent both pebble beaches and sandy.

Broadstairs, Botany Bay Beach Kent

Marine Drive, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3LG

Bontany Bay is a sandy beach that is popular with families and fossil hunters alike. When the tide is out you will be able to find rock pools to explore.

Facilities near Botany Bay Kent:

  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Lifeguard
  • Toilets
  • First Aid
  • Pub
  • Deckchair Hire

Botany Bay Beach, Broadstairs in Kent. A sandy beach at low tide with white cliffs in the background

Broadstairs, Joss Bay Beach, Kent

Joss Gap Rd, Broadstairs CT10 3PG

Joss Bay is a sandy beach in Kent. Joss Bay is popular surfers due to its waves and the popular Joss Bay Surf School here you can learn to surf or Sup.

Facilities near Joss Bay Beach, Kent

  • Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Deck Chair Hire
  • Lifeguard
  • Shower

Whitstable Beach, Kent

Whitstable CT5 1FB

Whitstable’s West Beach is a shingle beach divided by groynes. It is famous for its gorgeous beach huts and oyster festival. It is a great place for windsurfing and sailing.

Facilities at Whitstable’s West Beach

  • Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Pub
  • Harbour


Whitstable, Kent. A view of fishing boats moored at huts with yellow cranes

Dymchurch Beach, Kent

 Sea Wall, Dymchurch, Romney Marsh TN29 0TG

If you are looking for your typical British family friendly sandy beach then Dymchurch is surely it. It is a long stretch of mostly flat sand where a bucket and spade is a necessity. There are even amusements – don’t forget your 2ps!

Popular with children is the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway a steam train which runs between Hythe & Dungeness.

Facilities at Dymchurch Beach, Kent

  • Parking
  • Steam Trains
  • Toilets
  • Dymchurch Village – cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops

Hythe Beach, Kent

46 W Parade, Hythe CT21 6DE

Hythe is a mainly pebble beach, it is quite steep so do be careful especially at high tide. Hythe beach has not been developed into a seaside town in the same way as others, there are no arcades for instance so it is nice for a quieter day out by the sea.

It is also served by Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway (see above). There is a 2 mile long promenade which makes for a lovely stroll or bike ride and where you will also find lots of shops and cafes.

Facilities at Hythe Beach

  • Parking
  • Steam Trains
  • Promenade

Minnis Bay, Kent

The Parade, Birchington CT7 9QP

Minnis Bay is a personal favourite. It is a secluded, sandy beach served by lifeguards. Swimming and water sports are popular here and separated for safety.

Take a bucket and spade along with a net for checking out rock pools. There are plenty of toilets near the food outlets too. There is also a super restaurant – not your average fish & chips!

Facilities at Minnis Bay

  • Parking
  • Lifeguards
  • Toilets
  • Cafes

Which is your favourite beach in Kent?

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