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Sandwich Bay

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Sandwich Bay - Kent

© Mike Pennington and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

This long, somewhat featureless, stretch of sandy beach is backed by three golf courses and a private estate. This makes actually getting to the beach a little more complicated than it look on the map. The most obvious route involves a private toll road through the estate, although this is a little on the expensive side.

At the southern end of the beach is a steep stone section protecting the private estate.
To the back of the beach are sand dunes and the beach is bordered to the north by the River Stour. This end of the beach is a popular nudist spot, although there are reports of some friction with golf club members(!).

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Kent dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Kite surfing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

Nudist/naturist beach

Yes

Nearest town

Sandwich

Postcode

CT13 9QB

OS grid ref.

TR 3611 5837

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended