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Leysdown Beach - Kent

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The traditional seaside resort of Leysdown-on-sea is situated towards the eastern end of the Isle of Sheppey on Kent's north coast. As a well established seaside town there are all the facilities you would expect; shops, cafes, amusements and the likes.

The beach at Leysdown is a long stretch of coarse sand backed by a wide promenade and sea defences. Access is via steps and ramps which are suitable for less able visitors.

As a winner of the Blue Flag award you can be sure of clean safe bathing, but this also means there is a dog ban in force.

Leysdown is known for its nudist beach, however this is not the main beach. The popular naturist beach is situated around half a mile down the coast along Shellness Road - in fact the beach is also known as Shellness.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs not allowed 1st May to 30th September

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Activities

  • Amusement arcade
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Promenade

Nudist/naturist beach

Yes

Nearest town

Chatham

Postcode

ME12 4QB

OS grid ref.

TR 0320 7093

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award