Best beaches in Kent
This year’s list of Blue Flag beaches has just been announced and we've got the inside scoop on the best Kent & Sussex spots - that won the sandy seal of approval. Plus suggestions on where to stay so you can make a weekend of it!
🌊The latest list of some of the best beaches in the UK has just been announced, with fourteen beaches across Kent and Sussex receiving Blue Flag awards – the ultimate sandy stamp of approval.
🌊11 Kent beaches have been awarded Blue Flag titles, with three also winning the summer 2022 Seaside Award. Three Sussex beaches also won the Blue Flag accolade. Blue Flag status is an international award recognising water quality, safety and cleanliness.
🌊Three Kent beaches in the Swale area (see list below) have also been presented with a Seaside Award. These are presented to the best beaches in England and celebrate the quality and diversity of our coastline.
🌊The Blue Flag and Seaside Awards are aimed at improving the quality of England’s coastline and promoting the country’s best beaches.
So, buckets and bikinis at the ready, sandwiches packed… Bring on the sun! Here’s which beaches made the cut:
Full list of Kent and Sussex beaches to receive Blue Flag awards:
Tankerton – Canterbury City Council
Sheerness Beach – Swale Borough Council
Leysdown Beach – Swale Borough Council
Minster Leas – Swale Borough Council
Botany Bay – Thanet District Council
Joss Bay – Thanet District Council
Minnis Bay – Thanet District Council
West Bay – Thanet District Council
St Mildreds – Thanet District Council
Margate Main Sands – Thanet District Council
Stone Bay – Thanet District Council
Brighton Central – Brighton and Hove Council
Hove Lawns – Brighton and Hove Council
Marina St Leonards – Hastings Borough Council
And Kent beaches with Seaside Awards 2022
Ramsgate Main Sands
BUT WHERE TO STAY?
Fancy booking a break near one of these gorgeous local beaches? ‘Course you do! Here’s some fab local accommodation we love – so you can make a weekend of it… Including Bloom Stays – who offer gorgeous self-catering accommodation dotted around the most stunning locations in Kent, and the perfect place to book your next staycation.
All the following Kent holiday experts offer lots of local, luxury self-catering options near the seaside. Just adjust swimsuit and dive in!