St Marys Bay
© Simon Carey and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
This clean, sandy beach stretches along the coast between Dymchurch and Littlestone-on-Sea. At low tide this part of the beach is about half a mile wide with wooden groynes dividing it up. In summer St Mary's Bay is particularly popular with bathers.
A good promenade runs alongside the beach, behind which is a low sea wall. In the summer season a kiosk opens on the promenade selling drinks and snacks.
Out at sea is a section of concrete Mulberry Harbour, built in 1944 for the Dunkirk landings. The land close to the beach was developed as a resort in the 1920s, and reached its peak in the 1960s.
Romney Marsh, home to a variety of wildlife, lies south-west of the beach. Children will enjoy taking a ride on the nearby Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch narrow-gauge railway.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are not allowed on the beach from 1st May to 30th September between the Fairway to the river.
OS grid ref.
TR 0930 2769