Stone Bay

Stone Bay - Kent
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This pleasant sandy beach is backed by a promenade lined with beach huts which leads into Broadstairs town. Behind the beach are high chalk cliffs which provide shelter from the breeze and a feeling of seclusion. The cliffs to cast a shadow over parts of the beach as the sun dips in the late afternoon.
It is also worth noting that the beach at Stone Bay almost disappears on the high tide, so be sure to check the tide times.

Stone Bay is usually a quieter option than the town’s main beach which can become very busy in the summer.
As a Blue Flag beach there are no shortage of facilities on the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs banned from 1st May to 30th Sept from 10am to 6pm.

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  • Rock pooling


  • Beach hut hire

Nearest town



CT10 1ED

OS grid ref.

TR 3992 6869

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag Award

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Stone Bay Reviews

Great Sandy beach

May 15th 2021

Stone Bay is an ideal beach for us. It’s much quieter than Broadstairs main beach with a lovely family feel. Despite it’s name, it’s a wide sandy beach edged with colourful beach huts, many of them imaginatively decorated.
It has toilets and a tea bar kiosk but no bars or amusements which suits us fine. These can be found in Broadstairs town centre, a 5-10 minute walk away.
Free parking on the cliff top above the beach.
All in all, a great beach.

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