Tankerton Beach



Tankerton, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BD

Tel: +44 01227 378100

Tankerton Beach


The tranquil setting offers a rural getaway for those looking for safe bathing and well managed facilities. From the attractive Marine Parade promenade grassy banks gently slope down to a shingle beach characterised by pretty wooden huts and an established sailing club.

At low tide a long pleasant walk can take you right out to sea - ideal for paddling and exploring rock pools and sealife. Tankerton's distinctive grassy area makes a perfect sport for a family picnic or simply for relaxing and taking in the magnificent views.

A shingle beach and wooden groynes are reminiscent of an England that is so familiar in postcards of old. At low tide long pleasant walk known as 'The Street' can take you right out to sea.

The Tankerton Slopes are popular with families during the summer, where they play on the green and swim in the sea.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The beach is located at the entrance to the Thames Estuary on the North Kent coast. The nearest town is Whitstable, which has easy access from the A299/M2 coast route. In addition the A290 provides a direct route to Canterbury. All routes to the seafront are posted from the A299 and A290.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station: Whitstable is 4 miles


  • Beach AwardsBlue Flag Blue Flag 2023
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Seaside Award Seaside Award 2023

Opening Times

Open all year (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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