Ice-creams, sandcastles, rock pools, candy floss and your baby shoving sand in their mouth, down their nappy and in their eyes: what’s not to love about the beach?

These are our absolute favourites within 2 hours (ish) of SE London.

We’d love to hear about your favourite sea-gazing destinations, so send them in.



Margate is on the up! There is an enormous amount of investment in the town, making it much more than just a nice beach...

Broadstairs Beach

A quintessentially British beach with beach huts, fish & chips, a rock pool, ice creams and sand castles. It has a number of shops where you can pick...

Kingsgate Bay, Broadstairs

If you want a quiet, sandy beach with lots of sea caves to explore then this beach is for you. Kingsgate Bay is a...


Enjoying more sunshine than the average town in the UK, Eastbourne is a popular seaside destination. Eastbourne increased in popularity in the Victorian times...

Minnis Bay

A long stretch of sand coupled with ample free parking and children's outdoor play area near by make Minnis Bay the perfect beach for...

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