With the summer holidays fast approaching and predictions for hot weather, you might be thinking about taking a break or a trip to the coast. You might be surprised that you don’t have to head too far before you find beaches to rival those much further flung than the UK. Right here in Kent, we have some great sandy beaches that make for the perfect day out with the family or even a short staycation. Just a stone’s throw away from Easistore are some great beaches and some of the best in the UK. We have put together a guide to some of the best beaches in Kent so why not plan your next trip?
One of the most popular beaches in Kent, and also one of the most photographed, is Botany Bay in Broadstairs. With great sandy beaches surrounded by marvellous chalk cliffs, it is popular with tourists from all over and is known as a quintessentially British beach. It is a great beach to visit if you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere and is also perfect for fossil hunting with lots of rock pools to explore. There are seasonal lifeguards at the beach along with toilets, and you can also make use of the nearby café / restaurant too.
Another popular coastal town and beach in Kent is in Dymchurch, with a glorious sandy beach that stretches for around 3 miles. It is a popular seaside town with plenty of attractions and things to do, one of the most famous being the Dymchurch railway. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway is a steam engine that still operates and runs along the coast from Romney to Dymchurch. There is also an amusement park in Dymchurch along with a seaside town to explore and offering plenty of food and drink. You can also take in some history by visiting the Dymchurch Martello Tower, which was built as part of the coastal defences.
If you are looking for a picturesque coastal resort and beach, then Ramsgate could be the perfect place for you to visit. Again, there is a sandy beach for you to enjoy during the summer, and there are often seasonal attractions for children to enjoy too. One reason you might consider visiting Ramsgate is for the world’s biggest Wetherspoons, which has recently taken over the Royal Victoria Pavilion. The town has plenty of other attractions, such as the Danish Longship, a museum, tunnels and plenty more to see. There’s something for everyone in Ramsgate so why not head down and make the most of this summer weather.
Probably one of the most popular beaches in Kent, Margate has seen a resurgence in recent times after investment into the area. Dreamland has also recently re-opened and is thriving after being restored to make it a great amusement park for all ages. It is definitely one of the busiest beaches and towns on the list, with plenty of streets with shops, restaurants and bars to explore. You can hire a deck chair and loungers on the beach and it stretches for miles when the tide is out. There are toilets and a restaurant serving refreshments on the beach, but also plenty more the other side of the road.
There are several beaches to visit in Folkestone, with Sunny Sands, and Sandgate some of the most popular. If you are looking for a coastal town that offers a little more than other areas, then why not head to Folkestone and visit several beaches. If you are driving this makes for a great drive along the coast, visiting different beaches as you go. Sunny Sands is a glorious sandy beach and one of the most popular in the area with refreshments available. It is also one of the closest sandy beaches to London and can become quite busy during the summer months.