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Kent Beach Guide

With some of the UK’s best beaches and over 120 miles of golden sand and white chalk cliffs, it’s not surprising that Kent is a popular destination for hiring a beach hut and heading off to the seaside. 

The Kent coastline has many areas of natural beauty.  The Isle of Sheppey  has large expanses of wetland and the two National Nature Reserves are  wonderful for wildlife enthusiasts.  The South Foreland Heritage coast  stretches from Kingsdown to Dover and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meets the coastline between Dover and Folkestone. 

Of course Dover is famous for its magnificent White Cliffs which reach a height of 110m and overlook the English Channel – on a clear day they can be seen from France!  

Due to its low rainfall, it has been said that Dungeness on the southern tip of Kent is Britain’s only desert!  Be that true or not, this wild and beautiful expanse is one of the biggest areas of shingle in Europe and another of Kent’s National Nature Reserves. 

The north Kent coast has more than 50 beaches and its fair share of seaside towns.  Broadstairs, known for its choice of sandy beaches, Whitstable (you must try the oysters!), Hearne Bay with its bandstand and promenade, Margate (art lovers, don’t miss the Turner Contemporary Gallery) and Ramsgate with its large marina. 

Other places popular for hiring a Kent beach hut are Stone Bay, Folkestone, Kingsdown and Deal with its long pier and shingle beach.

PROS

  • Easily accessible from London
  • Sandy beaches with dramatic chalk cliff backdrops

CONS

  • If you want to build sandcastles, be sure to avoid the shingle beaches
  • Some beaches disappear at high tide, so check the tide times!
  • Most beaches are not dog friendly during the Summer months

Reviews for Kent

4.9
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Value
4.6
Service
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Overall
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Had such a wonderful time. Will definitely be back. Thanks for the memories!

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

Easy to get to. Great facilities. Parking nearby. Child friendly. Had a fabulous week in Frinton and having a beach hut to make tea in was the icing on the cake. Thank you.

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

The beach hut made our day in Frinton a bit of a holiday. Loved it and will go again. Recommended to my colleague who has booked for tomorrow.

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

Such a cute beach hut from which to watch the sea. It’s lovely inside and as it is a corner hut we found it very peaceful. Looking forward to visiting again!

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

Great beach hut in a really good location. Would book again.

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

excellent beach hut - great location and very clean and well equipped. Easy parking nearby too

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

Lovely beach hut for a family day out. Clean and well equipped.

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

Had a lovely day in hut, the one day all week it rained but grandchildren loved the little hut - Thank you

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

We had a fantastic bank holiday Monday at the Gwendoline beach hut yesterday with the added bonus of sunshine all day. A beautiful tidy hut in a great location. Thank you!!

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

Beaches In Kent

Folkestone

The Leas

Herne Bay

Herne Bay Beach

Isle of Sheppey

Shellness Beach

Whitstable

Seasalter Beach

Tankerton Beach

West Beach

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