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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

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Was hoping to have windbreaker- would be a great addition

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

A lovely beach hut just off the beaten track. It felt very private sat on the grass in front. Really enjoyed the day. The view in the evening was amazing and really enjoyed being able to make a nice cup of tea in a cosy setting.

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

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

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

Having a beach hut made all the difference to ensure we had an exceptional day out at the seaside. The hut was first class and had everything we needed. Booking through the website was very easy. Thank you

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

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

Gwendoline (NO. H55)

Great location, and wonderful day had by all. Thank you!

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)

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)

Had such a wonderful time. Will definitely be back. Thanks for the memories!

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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