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Tankerton Beach Beach

Whitstable, Kent

A shingle beach with timber groynes and sand at low tide. The grassy slopes that lead down from Marine Parade enhance the rural character of the beach. It has a number of wooden beach huts, and is popular with families.

Beach Type



Toilets with disabled facilities and a cafe/kiosk is nearby


Swimming and sailing

Nature and Wildlife

No details available.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned regularly by hand. three days per week low season and daily in high summer.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

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


Nearest town: Whitstable
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0464, 1.03628
Postcode: TN29 0TY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Follow M2. then A299 and A290 to Whitstable. then follow local signs.

Public Transport

Nearest railway station is Whitstable.

Nearest Railway Stations

Westenhanger (Approx. 3 miles away)
Sandling (Approx. 3 miles away)
Folkestone West (Approx. 6 miles away)
Folkestone Central (Approx. 6 miles away)
Ham Street (Approx. 8 miles away)

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


On-street free parking.

Nearby Car Parks

Royal Military Canal, West Hythe (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
West Hythe Bridge, West Hythe (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Castle Close, Lympne (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Central, Dymchurch (Long stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Portland Road, Hythe (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Martello, Dymchurch (Long stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Military Road, Hythe (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Mount Street, Hythe (Short stay).
About 2.7 miles away
The Paddocks, Hythe (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Princes Parade West, Hythe (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Whitstable