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Minnis Bay Beach

Birchington, Kent

A long sandy bay backed by grassland/farmland and cliffs. This is a safe beach popular with families. It has a sailing club and a zoned area for boats, windsurfers and kite boarders.

Beach Type



Toilets including disabled facilities
Irst aid post
Lost child centre


Windsurfing and sea canoeing
There is also a children's area at the beach
There is zoning for water sports
There are national sailing competitions held at the beach

Nature and Wildlife

There are coastal cycle and walking routes shown on a sign at the beach entrance. There is also a sign indicating the types of flora and fauna found at the beach.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily in the summer and weekly in the winter by the Council. There are litter and dog bins but dogs are not allowed on the beach from May to September.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information


Nearest town: Birchington
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3797, 1.28542
Postcode: CT7 9QR
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Birchington, Kent at Explore Britain.


The beach is signposted from Birchington. There are steps and slopes down to the beach.

Public Transport

There are buses from Birchington and a coastal open-top bus in summer. Birchington is also the nearest train station.

Nearest Railway Stations

Birchington-on-sea (Less than a mile away)
Westgate-on-Sea (Approx. 2 miles away)
Margate (Approx. 4 miles away)
Minster (Approx. 4 miles away)
Ramsgate (Approx. 6 miles away)

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


There is parking for around 100 cars including disabled spaces. There is a charge for using the car park.

Nearby Car Parks

Minnis Bay, Birchington-on-Sea (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Birchington-on-sea Station, Birchington-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Alpha Road, Birchington-on-Sea (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Albion Road, Birchington-on-Sea (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
St Mildreds Bay, Westgate (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Westbrook Promenade, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Monkton Road, Minster (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
High Street, Minster (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Minster Station, Minster (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Margate Station, Margate (Long stay).
About 3.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Birchington