Sandwich Bay

This long, somewhat featureless, stretch of sand and pebble 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 present it is £7 to get access by car, or you can buy a yearly pass - both come with terms and conditions of entry.

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


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Sandwich bay beach is dog friendly all year round.

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  • Kite surfing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing

Nudist/naturist beach


Nearest town



CT13 9QB

OS grid ref.

TR 3611 5837


Parking available

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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