Explore Kent's Beautiful Beaches

Embrace the sea air along Kent's magnificent coastline, and forget your troubles. 

Our 350 glorious miles of coastline boast the world's most famous white cliffs, vast sandy beaches, family-friendly bays and natural assets that make it a magnet for water activity enthusiasts. In short, it’s a first-class place for family holidays and lazy beach breaks.

Learn to surf in Thanet, kite-surf off Dymchurch, jet-ski off Margate, sail off Whitstable - or sample countless other activities in between. If you are itching to teach a new passion, perfect your skills or learn, check out the water activities available.

With sandy beaches and shingle shores - and more Blue Flag beaches than any other county in England - the variety of the coastal environments is staggering. Stroll beneath those famous White Cliffs at St Margaret's at Cliffe. Circle impressive chalk stacks at sand-filled Botany Bay. Drink in views of wildlife-rich, wide-horizon shores at Romney Marsh, Dungeness and the Isle of Sheppey.      

The county's seaside resorts are enjoying a huge renaissance, becoming a magnet for Londoners all year round. With Margate's hipster chic, Folkestone's artistic enclave, Whitstable's funky vibe and top chefs setting up shop all along the shore, a trip to the beach has never been more tempting.      

Drift off in the sun to the soothing sound of the waves. Build a sandcastle. Indulge in barefoot beachcombing. Relax and revive on our beautiful Kent beaches - take a look at our top ten spots below...