Hythe Beach

  • Hythe Beach - Kent
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  • Hythe Beach is located on the south-eastern coast, approximately midway between Folkestone and Dymchurch.  The unspoiled, mainly pebble beach slopes quite steeply into the sea and the water can become deep surprisingly quickly when the tide is in. 

    The beach at Hythe is backed by a promenade, approximately two miles in length, which is used by cyclists and pedestrians.  There are a number of outlets and stands selling ice-creams, food and beverages here and plenty of benches along the promenade.

    On clear days it might be possible to see the distant shores of France across the Channel. The beach is a fairly popular spot for fishing. There are usually plenty of parking places to be found along the promenade.

    Hythe Beach never gets particularly busy and the small town behind the beach has not seen the usual seaside development that might be said to blight so many coastal towns.  This is not a place to come for noisy arcades or shops selling tacky holiday wares, but it is an ideal seaside location for those wanting to take in the sea air away from the hustle and bustle of some of the busier resorts.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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    • Swimming/bathing


    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Toilets
    • Disabled facilities
    • Town centre nearby
    • Shop
    • Promenade

    Nearest town



    CT21 6DE

    OS grid ref.

    TR 1612 3394


    There are various public car parks in Hythe town centre.

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Hythe Beach Reviews

    Breath of fresh air

    Aug 29th 2021

    Wonderful,  quite, friendly place to rest and relax.

    Hythe sailing and windsurfing

    Bob Davidson
    Feb 11th 2020

    One of the best and friendliest sailing, surfing and windsurfing clubs anywhere to be placed at any seaside.