Sheerness Beach

SAFETY NOTICE: There are currently no life guards patrolling this beach - respect the water and stay safe! 

Sheerness beach is a bathing beach located centrally in the town of Sheerness on the north coast of the Isle of Sheppey. This predominantly shingle beach has a steep high sea wall with flood gates and ramps/steps at regular intervals. Steps lead down from the flat, wide seaward promenade to the pebble beach. The seawall is bordered by a wide expanse of green open space which leads to the promenade – making it an ideal spot for a picnic.

Popular among families, it offers plenty of attractions for a great day out. The award winning water quality beach is served by good rail and road links with parking that includes blue badge spaces.

Getting to Sheerness Beach...

  • Plan your journey by car or public transport using our postcode - ME12 1RE.
  • Nearest railway station is Sheerness-on-Sea, approximately 260m away.
  • Taxis rank outside the Sheerness-on-Sea station.
  • The bus stop is located next to the station with the 360 & 362 buses connecting to local towns.
  • There is no car parking on the promenade, but the main car park is located immediately behind the promenade in Beach Street, ME12 1RE.
  • The promenade/sea wall runs the length of the beach with regular access points for both pedestrians and cyclists.
  • There are 7 sets of steps with handrail from the promenade to the beach but no level access, Wheelchair ccess is best achieved by the two access ramps.

On Sheerness Beach...

  • The beach is made up of pebbles with sand and some rock beyond the tide mark with timber groynes at regular intervals.
  • RNLI Lifeguards will be on duty from May for weekends and bank holidays, and then full time from the middle of July to the beginning of September, 10am -5pm, annually.
  • A First Aid facility is located in the Sheppey Leisure Complex adjacent to the beach, when the lifeguard service is not present.
  • Public toilets are clearly signed from the promenade, located in Sheppey Leisure Centre.
  • Hollands Amusements Refreshment Kiosk is located at the western end of Beach Street car park between May and September.
  • Beach Kiosk is located at the eastern end of Beach Street car park and open between May and September.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the beach between May and September.

Attractions near to Sheerness Beach...


Beach Street
Sheerness on Sea
Isle of Sheppey
ME12 1RE
ME12 1RE