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St Marys Bay Beach

Hythe, Kent

A long sandy beach which is shingle at high tide with a wide concrete footway and a low sea-wall.

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disappointed that people let there dogs mess on beach and don't clear it up ,

r.reddin, 24 September 2011

Great beach. Always clean and tidy. Toilets, ice creams, cafe, inflatables and buckets n spades all available. Cheap parking at £2.50 all day! When it's low tide, it's still accessible, not like some neighbouring beaches. Lots of sand with some small radom shingle, but does not cause a problem. Haven't seen any problems with dogs as not aloud on in season time. Very popular beach due to all amenities and position. Will always chose here.

Mummy of 3, 13 August 2012

Great beach. Always clean and tidy. Toilets, ice creams, cafe, inflatables and buckets n spades all available. Cheap parking at £2.50 all day! When it's low tide, it's still accessible, not like some neighbouring beaches. Lots of sand with some small radom shingle, but does not cause a problem. Haven't seen any problems with dogs as not aloud on in season time. Very popular beach due to all amenities and position. Will always chose here.

Mummy of 3, 13 August 2012

I have been going yearly to this stretch of beach for nigh on 55 years and a recent visit with my grandkids, made me think twice about this being our first choice day trip destination. The once sandy beach, has pebbles at high water. The once warm pools, left at low water, are almost dangerous with an oily mudlike layer, sometimes you can sink up to your lower calf. Parking at £2.50...I'd like to know where that is? as the stretch beyond Dymchurch is now £8 for a day's parking. Very disappointed

Terry Golding, 19 July 2013

My sister went today with her two young children and group of friends with their children. Her 8 year old son was swimming in the sea and was stung by a jelly fish- when he came out of the sea he was also covered in oil! There should be warnings if there are jellyfish present. The water isn't clear and so you can't see them. But on closer inspection my sister could see lots of jellyfish in the water. My nephew is thankfully ok. But with the money charge for parking you'd think the council could stretch to a lifeguard or at least someone who can assess whether its safe to swim there or not!!

Kristin Watson, 15 August 2013

Fantastic beach and place to relax,only spoilt from dog owners who allow their dogs to mess over the whole stretch of beach,even though no dogs are meant to be on certain parts of the beach, but because of the councils lack of policing the beach ie wardens who should be there to dish out heavy fines for the selfish owners,it seems dog owners continue to get away with it.

dave, 29 August 2013

We had an amazing family day out at this beach along with other families enjoying the hot weather.However we were bitterly dissapointed upon returning to our car to receive a parking ticket.We had returned to our car within the alloted time, and loaded our beach stuff into the car.However the children needed the toilet like they do, so we walked the long distance to the public toilets upon our return we had received a parking ticket.This put a real downer on our lovely day out. I also noticed that we were not the only family to have received a ticket.In future I would like to recommend a one price all day parking ticket as most families go to the beach for the whole day, not just a few hours.Still on a positive note the local council made a few extra coffiers that day!

Ms vale, 28 August 2016

Visited the beach for the first time & was blown away by how stunning & beautiful it is, also many other beaches along this part of the coast, BUT the cost of the car parks are unbelieveable considering it's families with children who will be using it the most...some of them charging London rates!! Someone has certainly worked out how to keep people off the beaches in the UK! We wouldn't pay those prices out of principle!!

linda klein, 24 May 2016

Went to St.Mary's on Sunday 9 Aug and was amazed to see the big carpark was closed and disappointed in the state of the beach. Big stones not been cleared from steps down in beach. Lots of litter and stone on walkway. Plus beach situated with mud. Never experienced anything so poor in ten years.y

Valentine Showell, 13 August 2015

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