British Beaches

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Leysdown-on-sea Beach

Chatham, Kent

Situated on the Isle-Of-Sheppey. This is a sandy beach bounded by flood defences and backed by a promenade.

Beach Type



Toilets including disabled toilets and a first aid centre


Windsurfing boating and sailing are all available nearby

Nature and Wildlife

It is possible to walk around the Isle-Of-Sheppey. or walk one of two coastal trails. Swale marshes are rich in wildlife and there is a nature reserve nearby.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily during summer.


A dog ban is also enforced.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Sheerness tic. Sheppey leisure centre sea front. Sheerness. 01795 668061


Nearest town: Chatham
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3992, 0.924421
Postcode: ME12 4QB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Take the A249 to the Isle of Sheppey. B2231 to Leysdown and the beach is signposted.

Public Transport

The nearest mainline railway station is Sheerness. there are local bus services from Sheerness to the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Whitstable (Approx. 6 miles away)
Faversham (Approx. 6 miles away)
Chestfield & Swalecliffe (Approx. 7 miles away)
Teynham (Approx. 7 miles away)
Swale (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is pay parking available for approximately 250 cars.

Nearby Car Parks

Leysdown Promenade, Leysdown (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Shellness Road West, Leysdown (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Shellness Road East, Leysdown (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Cliff Drive, Warden (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Keam's Yard, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 5 miles away
Harbour, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 5.1 miles away
Victoria Street, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 5.1 miles away
Minster Abbey, Minster (Unknown stay).
About 5.1 miles away
Middle Wall, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 5.1 miles away
Gorrell Tank, Whitstable (Long stay).
About 5.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Chatham