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Beaches in Kent

Ellie Graham
7th June 2022

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to pack the beach bags and bring the family together to head out for some fun in the sun. The Kentish coastline has so much to offer, with over 350 miles of beautiful beaches packed with splendid views, historical landmarks and vibrant culture. Whether you’ve got a four-legged friend, a litter picker or some trunks to bring along with you, there’s a beach for everyone in Kent. Here are our top picks for splendid days out on the wonderful Kentish coast. Beautiful bays, overnight stays and fantastic feasts await! 

Remember to check before you travel with guidelines and advice from our friends Southeastern.

Blue Flag Beaches 

Nothing beats a relaxing day out at the beach with family and friends…well, maybe knowing that it’s been given a Blue Flag award makes it even better. These beaches are certifiably the most environmentally conscious, clean and accessible that you’ll find in Kent. With some just being a short walk away from busy city life, and all being incredibly picturesque, there is something for everyone at these lovely locations. 

Best Beach Breaks

Whether you’re looking for a seaside campsite or a 4-star hotel, you don’t want to miss out on a beach break this year. Who wouldn’t want to wake up in the morning to the sight, smell and feeling of the splendid sea? Spend your days relaxing with a book, going for a scenic cycle and eating fantastic food at these beautiful destinations along the coast.

Dog Friendly Beaches 

Make your beach day out an experience for the whole family and bring along your four-legged friend to some of these wonderful dog friendly spots. Both you and your pooch can enjoy a relaxing walk along the beach, a refreshing dip in the sea, and even go for a bite to eat in Deal’s dog friendly café. What's better is that a few of these spots are nice and quiet, so you can unwind even on the sunniest of days.  

Beach Clean Ups

Looking to help keep the Kentish coastline beautiful and have a fun day out while doing so? Here are a few beach clean-ups for you to get involved in, and you can even help out from the comfort of your own home! Bring your friends and family along for a feel-good day of helping to save our beautiful planet.

Quiet and Quirky Beaches

What comes to mind when you think of the coastline? Busy, bustling beaches? Well, think again! Here’s a few of our favourite secluded spots where you can explore, unwind and become inspired by all that Kent has to offer. Maybe you'll even stroll along the same beach as 007 creator Ian Fleming! Pack your camera as you set off for the day to see some of the South East’s most beautifully serene spots. 

Beauty of the Beach 

Will you be taking a trip to the coast this year? Enjoy Kent's beautiful beaches, and take these simple steps while you’re there to keep the coastline clean and marine life protected. For more, visit the website.  #BeautyOfTheBeach

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