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6 Best Hidden Beaches in Kent to visit this summer

Updated: Jan 3

Your Ultimate Guide to exploring off-the-beaten track beaches scattered across Kent.

It might surprise you that when it comes to beaches, Kent isn't at the top of everybody's holiday destination. For those that do visit Kent for the beaches they often visit the White Cliffs of Dover and are unaware of the hidden surroundings which some of the locals dont even know about!

In this article, we share 6 of the best beaches in Kent which you need to add to your Kent bucket list this year. We hope you enjoy!

1) Shakespeare Beach

A gorgeous secluded beach perfect for those looking to escape the crowds in Dover. It's worth noting that Shakespeare Beach is a shingles/pebbles beach, so if you're after a golden sandy beach you might want to keep scrolling!

2) Littlestone Beach

Littlestone Beach is a sandy beach at low tide and is a great destination for all sun seekers. This beach is a great little alternative to escape the crowds to the neighbouring beach Dymchurch which is always busy every summer!

3) Kingsdown Beach

Kingsdown Beach is a lovely secluded beach which is perfect for those looking for a peaceful walk along the seafront. It's often described as a little treasure buried away in Kent as it offers amazing picturesque views with a great atmosphere.

4) Samphire Hoe Beach

A really unique beach and it's a great spot to get another perspective on the enormity of the white cliffs. It's a pebbly beach so make sure to wear appropriate footwear, and also be prepared for freezing water!

5) Seasalter Beach

Seasalter Beach is an 85% pebbly beach however when the tide goes out as you'll get a large area of flat golden sand. It's a great alternative to escape the crowds of the neighbouring beaches such as Broadstairs Bays and the Westgate-on-Sea. Seasalter Beach is divided by wooden groynes that can provide protection for those windy days!

6) The Warren Beach

The Warren Beach near Folkestone is the perfect beach for those who enjoy exploring some proper rock pools! It's also popular with fossil hunters as over the last 100 years they have been some interesting finds here.

We hoped you enjoyed discovering the local finds and less known beaches which are scattered around Kent. We are confident that visiting some of these hidden gems will make your Kentish trip even more memorable!

Also, if you're looking for hidden gems to explore in Kent, check out our 13 best hidden gems in Kent to explore in 2023 article!

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