Greatstone Beach ‘s two miles of sandy shoreline, dotted here and there by large rocks, has been a favorite of holidaymakers for generations.
The long stretch of flat, soft sand and safe swimming waters, as well as the increased popularity of watersports at this beach, make it easy to see why Greatstone is such a popular destination. At low tide, the water goes out almost half a mile, exposing even more sand for visitors to enjoy. The beach’s conditions make it ideal for windsports in particular, including land yachting, windsurfing, kitesurfing and kiteboarding.
The Greatstone Dunes that run along nearly the entire length of the beach and separate the seafront from land are also a Site of Specific Scientific Interest. A wide variety of rare plant species grow on the dunes and the area supports a strong population of small animals and insects.
Stretching from Dungeness point all the way North to Romney, there is plenty to see at Greatstone Beach. Dungeness National Nature Reserve allows visitors to see and learn about the wide variety of wildlife that lives in the area, while a walk to Romney Marsh reveals a unique and interesting landscape.
Train lovers will also enjoy Greatstone for the fact that the Romney to Dymchurch steam railway can be seen running along the beach.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are banned on two sections of the beach from 1 May to 30 September each year. Section 1 is from opposite The Jolly Fisherman southwards to opposite no. 17 The Parade. Section 2 is from no. 114 The Parade southwards to no, 172 The Parade. Section 2 is
- Kite surfing
- Wind surfing
- Pub nearby
- Picnic area
OS grid ref.
TR 0826 2283
Parking available by the beach
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Greatstone Beach Reviews
Best beach in Kent
Peter FaulknerNov 09th 2022
Lovely sandy beach which does not get too busy
shelleyAug 14th 2021
Lovely sandy beach with car park. Nice and clean. Not too many people. No running water in the toilets so we were unable to wash our hands but otherwise a great day out.
NoomiJun 18th 2022
Ok beach, nothing special about it. We usually drive to the coast from London and have been to Camber Sands twice. We decided to try somewhere different this time and visited Greatstone which is approximately 8 miles from Camber. There is parking right next to the beach and we went on a weekday so the beach was not packed. Great for a day out if you are local but I won’t be returning as there is nothing special about it and not worth driving 2 hours+ to visit.