12 Best Beaches In London Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Beaches In London

We've rounded up the best beaches in London in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 12 London beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Dock at Ruislip Lido

Ruislip Lido

  • Ruislip
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a family-friendly, entertainment-packed beach for your next day out in London? Well, look no further than Ruislip Lido Beach at Ruislip W...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

AllHallows Beach

  • Rochester
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great beach in Kent? Head over to AllHallows beach, a quiet little beach spot with a great amount of golden sand - it’s the perfect spo...

Clear day at Leigh on Sea Beach

Leigh on Sea Beach

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

On the edge of Old Leigh near Southend is the picturesque Leigh on Sea Beach. Small in size but large in character with the ambience of a traditional...

Boat at Leigh Bell Wharf

Leigh Bell Wharf

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Indoor
  • Beaches

Taking the kids to the seaside is always a pleasure. Avoid the large popular beaches and find a spot at Leigh Bell Wharf near Leigh On Sea, instead....

Crownstone at Chalkwell Beach in Southend On Sea

Chalkwell Beach

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Kids, spades, buckets and sunscreen ready? Head out for a lovely day in the sun at Chalkwell Beach near Southend On Sea. This quiet family-friendly b...

Dusk at Westcliff Bay Beach

Westcliff Bay Beach

  • Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The kids enjoy playing with pebbles and sand by the sea? If the sun's out, you should be heading to Westcliff Bay Beach near Westcliff On Sea! This l...

Sunset at Three Shells Beach in South On Sea

Three Shells Beach

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Beach time! Tell the kids to take all the tools they need to build a sand castle, put your swimsuit on and head out to Three Shells Beach near Southe...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Isle of Grain Beach

  • Rochester
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great beach? Head down to Isle of Grain, where you’ll find the perfection combination of a sandy and shingled beach for the whole famil...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Leysdown Beach

  • Leysdown-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a sandy beach in Kent? Look no further than Leysdown beach! With golden sands and bright blue water, you’ll get to have a great day out,...

Merry Go Round at Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach

  • Brighton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Brighton Beach is a long pebbly affair housed in a cove which means it's safe for shallow family swimming and offers handy southerly wind protection....

Sunset at West Mersea Beach

West Mersea Beach

  • West Mersea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

There’s nothing like the feeling you’ve discovered something new, which is exactly what you’ll get from a visit to West Mersea Beach. Set in an islan...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Worthing Beach

  • Worthing
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Worthing Beach, a great sand and shingle beach that’s perfect for little explorers to build some awesome sandcastles and explore.  Take...

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