20 Best Beaches In Kent Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Beaches In Kent

We've rounded up the best beaches in Kent in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 45 Kent 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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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,...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Seasalter Beach

  • Whitstable
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Seasalter beach in Kent, a popular shingled beach that would make for a great family day out. Seasalter beach is a great spot for a day...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Whitstable Beach

  • Whitstable
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a quirky little beach spot, then Whitstable beach is definitely your spot. This lovely shingle beach is lined by colourful beac...

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...

The Street

The Street

  • Whitstable
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Need to get away from it all? Take the kids for a peaceful stroll by the sea along The Street in Whitstable. It’s an uncommercial and perfectly tranq...

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...

Sunny day at Tankerton Beach in Whitstable

Tankerton Beach

  • Whitstable
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Tankerton Beach Gentle grassy slopes perfect for summer picnics roll down past the multi coloured beach huts to meet the pebble beach. The water is g...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Herne Bay

  • Herne Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a picturesque beach, then check out Herne Bay in Kent. with rows of colourful beach huts, a beautiful blue sea and a mix of gol...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Dymchurch Beach

  • Romney Marsh
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head over to Dymchurch beach in Kent, where you’ll find plenty of golden sand to build sandcastles with and a beautiful blue sea to dip your toes in....

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Hythe Beach

  • Hythe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Love days out at the beach? Hythe beach in Kent has gorgeous blue water and a mix of shingle and pebbles, making it the perfect place to lay down you...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

St Marys Bay

  • Romney Marsh
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great beach for a family day out? Then head down to St marys Bay in Kent, where you’ll find a fantastic sand and shingle beach. Once th...

Grassy sand dunes on beach at Camber Sands in East Sussex

Camber Sands

  • Rye
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The village of Camber, East of the ancient town of Rye, has it’s own stretch of golden paradise in Camber Sands. This rugged, natural, picturesque be...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Greatstone Beach

  • New Romney
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great sandy beach? Well Greatstone Beach is the place to be. With two miles of sandy coast to explore, it’s the perfect spot for a fami...

Hilltop view of Sunny Sands Beach in Folkestone

Sunny Sands Beach

  • Folkestone
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Sunny Sands Beach is one of the prettiest watering places on the south coast. The situation is delightful, the air is delicious, and the breezy hills...

Boat on sand at Dungeness Beach in Romney Marsh

Dungeness Beach

  • Romney Marsh
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Dungeness Beach is definitely for exploring and hiking rather than lounging or swimming, this is the second largest shingle formation in the world! A...

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