What’s there?

Tankerton beach offers a quiet seaside experience, the traditional Victorian seafront buildings give it an atmosphere of a bygone era. The sweeping grass banks that run the length of the beach offer a sunny spot to enjoy your picnic away from the sand and shingle.

Access to Tankerton shingle beach is via steps or a fairly steep slope (hold on to your pushchairs and wheelchairs). Once down by the beach there is a wide concrete broadwalk and further steps and slopes down onto the shingle. At low tide some sandy patches are exposed for those wishing to build sand castles.

Tankerton’s public toilets are found at either end of the beach on the grassy banks of Tankerton Slopes, along with small kiosks offering a selection of food and drinks.

Parking along Marine Parade is free.

The closest train station is Whitstable, approximately 1 mile away (20 minute walk). Chesterfield and Swalecliffe train station is approximately 1.3 miles way (25 minute walk).

Close by

Whitstable Beach and Town is only 1 mile away (20 minute walk)

Whitstable Castle and Gardens is a five minute walk from the Tankerton slopes. It is free to enjoy and they have a lovely Tea Room.

2.5 miles around the coast you will find the exciting Hampton Pier Recreation Ground with lots of play equipment for all ages.

View across Tankerton Slopes and beach towards the west end of the beach
Victorian seaside buildings and hotels along Marine parade at Tankerton
Benches at the top of Tankerton slopes looking over the beach
Life gaurd hut on Tankerton beach with bouys marking out the swimming area

How to find it…

Tankerton Beach, Marine Parade, CT5 2BE

What to take

  • Swimming kit, when the weather is warm enough.
  • Picnic blankets, chairs and shade for on the beach.
  • Beach shoes.