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Best beaches in Kent

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Kent as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Kent is Dungeness. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Kent just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Dungeness Beach

    Dungeness Beach

    This vast expanse of shingle on the edge of Romney Marsh has an almost surreal quality. The otherwise flat and bleak landscape is punctuated by two lighthouses and the hulking form of the Dungeness nuclear power station. There are many odd things…

  • 2. St Mildreds Bay

    St Mildreds Bay

    St Mildred's Bay is a small sandy beach adjacent to the seaside town of Westgate, within easy walking distance of Margate. The beach is backed by cliffs and a promenade and has a cafe/restaurant, beach chalets, deck chairs for hire and a tidal pool…

  • 3. Minster Leas Beach

    Minster Leas Beach

    A long sand and shingle beach facing north-east on the Isle of Sheppey. Backed by marshes and the small historic town of Minster.

  • 4. Hampton Beach

    Hampton Beach

    A rural pebbles beach with a slipway. The slip is available about 2 hrs either side of high tide and it leads down to semi hard mud.

  • 5. St Mary's Bay (Broadstairs)

    St Mary's Bay (Broadstairs)

    Located between the ever popular Viking Bay and Stone Bay is East Cliff or St Mary's Bay. The beach here is sandy with flat rocks around the low water mark. These are home to plenty of rock pools. Running along the back of the beach is a promenade…

  • 6. Ramsgate Main Sands Beach

    Ramsgate Main Sands Beach

    Ramsgate Main Sands is a popular sandy beach surrounded by high chalk cliffs and adjacent to the picturesque Royal Harbour and marina, with plenty of options for ice cream and fish and chips. The beach is perfect for families, with rides for children…

  • 7. Dover Harbour Beach

    Dover Harbour Beach

    This pleasant patch of shingle beach sits within the shelter of Dover's harbour. Despite being set within a major port the beach has surprisingly clean water (Marine Conservation Society recommended) and an attractive seafront behind. Overlooking…

  • 8. Walpole Bay

    Walpole Bay

    Walpole Bay, in Margate, is a long, sandy beach with one of the last tidal pools ever to be built. Popular for a range of activites including swimming and sunbathing. Jet skis are available for hire.

  • 9. Sandwich Bay

    Sandwich Bay

    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…

  • 10. Hythe Beach

    Hythe Beach

    A steep pebble beach with some shingle at the rear. At low tide the flat part of the beach is exposed. A promenade runs behind the beach.