Beaches in Kent
Kent is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle. With its rolling countryside and abundant wildlife, it’s easy to see why it’s known as the Garden of England. The beaches in Kent are coastal wonders that are waiting to be discovered, and when you add these into the other natural wonders the county offers, you'll have no shortage of things to see and do on your visit.
When it comes to Kent holiday parks, our Allhallows site is right at the top of the tree. It’s conveniently located for a visit to the historic cathedral cities of Rochester and Canterbury and is also well within range of several excellent beaches. We've put together this guide to help you plan your next visit to Kent with us and make the most of the county’s stellar stretches of sand.
Beach walks: stunning seaside strolls in the Garden of England
Allhallows benefits from a brilliant position overlooking the Thames Estuary, close to the waterway’s widest point. There are stunning views of the surrounding area from the park and Allhallows Beach that accompanies it, providing the perfect setting for a stroll along the sea. Head east or west and you won’t be disappointed.
Walk east for a mile and spot Yantlet Beach basking in untouched glory. When you head west, you’ll spot Coombe Point Beach glistening against the waves, again just a mile from your base. The Hoo Peninsula that hosts us is rural to say the least, so you can expect an unspoilt landscape full of walks that unlock it in all its glory.
Beach history: huge castles and hidden gems
Look east from Allhallows and you’ll find a curious reminder of the past out at sea. The SS Richard Montgomery may have sunk in the 1940s, but it’s been bobbing above the surface ever since. Home to thousands of high explosives, there’s actually a 500m exclusion zone around it in the middle of the estuary. It’s been left untouched ever since but bring a pair of binoculars and you might spot its trimmed masts over the waves if it’s clear day. For an even better vantage point, jump in the car for a 30-minute journey to Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey for a closer, but abundantly safe sight of the vessel’s position.
Head deeper into Kent to find an abundance of castles that are reminder of the county’s proximity to mainland Europe. Towns like Dover and Rochester tie in with rural fortifications like Leeds castle for a real historical backdrop throughout the county.
Beach attractions: fun-filled time with the family
The peace and quiet of Allhallows is an attraction in itself. The untouched coastal paradise is a reminder of just how different the scenery can be when you travel a modest distance outside of big cities. Head deeper into Kent for a day out. Experiences like the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway are amazing things to do as a kid, just ask this writer!
A ride of this is a great way to unlock more beaches in Kent, with the delightful Dymchurch Beach contrasting magnificently with the mysterious Dungeness further along the coast. For a classic day out by the seaside, head for Margate Beach- home to everything you’ll need and an increasingly prominent arts scene. We couldn’t finish without shouting out the White Cliffs of Dover either. The simply magnificent natural wonder offers a brilliant view of France on a clear day.
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