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Minster Leas Beach

Sheerness, Kent

A long sand and shingle beach facing north-east on the Isle of Sheppey. Backed by marshes and the small historic town of Minster.

Beach Type



There are toilets on the beach and a slipway
Shops and cafes and pubs are all nearby
There are camping and caravan parks and a picnic site and toilets in the nearby coastal park


A popular spot for windsurfers and fishermen
There is a golf course nearby and a boating lake in the coastal park

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coastal park and marshland or take a walk into Minster and explore some of the historic buildings such as Minster abbey Gatehouse Museum.

Water Quality





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

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information Faversham TIC: 01795 534542


Nearest town: Sheerness
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4313, 0.791193
Postcode: ME12 2EG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Take the A249 off the M20 or the M2. direction the ISle of Sheppey and Sheerness. On entering Sheerness. follow signs to the right to Minster then signs to the beach. Mister Lees.

Public Transport

Sheerness has a train station and there is a sporadic bus service to Minster.

Nearest Railway Stations

Sheerness-on-Sea (About a mile and a half away)
Queenborough (Approx. 2 miles away)
Swale (Approx. 3 miles away)
Kemsley (Approx. 5 miles away)
Sittingbourne (Approx. 7 miles away)

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


There is parking available on the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Shingle Bank, Minster (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Ship on Shore, Sheerness (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Little Oyster, Minster (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Halfway, Sheppey (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Seathorpe Avenue, Minster (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Minster Abbey, Minster (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Trinity Road, Sheerness (Long stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Albion Place, Sheerness (Short stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Trinity Place, Sheerness (Short stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Beachfields, Sheerness (Short stay).
About 1.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Sheerness