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Sheerness Beach Beach

Sheerness, Kent

A substantial sea defence wall, which forms the promenade, is a distinctive characteristic of this gently sloping sand and shingle beach at the mouth of the Thames and Medway estuaries. Gardens and a leisure complex separate the town centre from the beach

Beach Type



Toilets at the leisure complex and swimming pool
There are also public toilets with disabled facilities
There are cafes and restaurants in the high street
A beach kiosk and an outdoor bistro at the swimming pool


Climbing frames
Sailing and windsurfing

Nature and Wildlife

From Sheerness it is possible to walk right around the Isle of Sheppey. or the coastal trails. The Medway Estuary and Swale marshes are rich in wildlife. Naturalists should visit the Swale National Nature Reserve at the eastern tip of Sheppey or the RSPB'

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily during the summer season.


Dogs are banned from 1st May - 30th September.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Sheerness Tourist Information Centre. Sheppey Leisure Centre. Seafront. Sheerness. Tel. 01795 668061


Nearest town: Sheerness
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4407, 0.770176
Postcode: ME12 2TF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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From the M20. follow the signs for the A249 to Sheerness. Steps lead to the beach and lifeguards will assist the disabled.

Public Transport

Trains and buses arrive 150 metres from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Sheerness-on-Sea (Less than half a mile away)
Queenborough (About a mile and a half away)
Swale (Approx. 4 miles away)
Kemsley (Approx. 6 miles away)
Shoeburyness (Approx. 6 miles away)

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


There are 236 spaces between three car parks.

Nearby Car Parks

Beachfields, Sheerness (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Trinity Road, Sheerness (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Trinity Place, Sheerness (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Albion Place, Sheerness (Short stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Beach Street, Sheerness (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Rose Street South, Sheerness (Short stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Rose Street, Sheerness (Short stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Hope Street, Sheerness (Short stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Cross Street, Sheerness (Short stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Bridge Road, Sheerness (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Sheerness