The Beach Guide

Shellness Beach (Leysdown Naturist)

Shellness Beach - Kent

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Just under a mile along the coast from the resort of Leysdown-on-Sea, on the Isle of Sheppey, is Shellness. This is a world apart from its rowdy neighbour with just a few ramshackle beach chalets and old, land-bound boats.

Shellness beach is quite well known in these parts, and mainly on account of it being an official nudist beach. In the summer it can get quite busy here, however, for much of the rest of the year it can be quite empty.

Whilst I haven't fact-checked this, it is quite probable the name of the beach refers to the largely sandy beach is covered with small sea shells above the tide mark.

Also known as:

Leysdown Naturist

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Kent dog friendly beaches »

Activities

Nudist/naturist beach

Yes

Nearest town

Sheerness

Postcode

ME12 4RP

OS grid ref.

TR 0525 6834

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