Sheerness is a town and civil parish in north Kent. Once created as a fort in the 16th Century Sheerness is now a popular family holiday destination. There’s something for everyone here, from relaxing on the beach with an ice cream in hand to mooching around the shops for gifts and goodies.
Sheerness Beach - a beautiful pebbly beach is located on the northern side of the Isle of Sheppey. This beach has stunning views of Southend-on-Sea and the Essex coastline. This shingle beach is perfect at low tide to explore rockpools and the wildlife that inhabits them.
Accessibility to the beach is limited steep hills and steps. Those with mobility issues may find this difficult. Please bear this in mind when visiting. The sea wall forms a promenade which is frequently used by cyclists and walkers. There are benches and places to perch around the promenade most with stunning sea views.
Although there are no food outlets or facilities at this beach you can access the town centre, parks, amusements, play areas and supermarkets in less than a ten-minute walk. There are no lifeguards who cover this area and dog restrictions may apply throughout the year.
Sheerness - has a extensive history which dates back to the 16th Century. Sheerness is a town and civil parish in north Kent. Sheerness began as a fort in the 16th Century which enabled protection from the naval invasion. This was ordered by Henry VIII. In 1669 the Royal Navy dockyard was established and warships were stocked and repaired. Fast forward to 1738 and dockyard construction workers had built the first houses in Sheerness. They were allowed to use materials from their yard/work and this became the creation of the ‘Blue Houses’. Now, this is known as Blue Town which is towards the north-west of Sheerness. To learn more about the history of Sheerness check out the Sheerness Heritage Centre during your visit.
Parking and Accessibility
Sheerness Parking - accessibility to the beach and town centre is limited with uneven floor surfaces and steps. Please take this into consideration before planning your trip. Parking can be found throughout the town centre. Public toilets can be found around the town centre and beach.
Dog restrictions to the beach may apply throughout the year.
Shops and Food
Sheerness - is vibrant town bursting heritage, beaches and some fantastic shops. The town centre is full of shops which offer a range of services/items including but not limited to, pharmacies, café, restaurants, takeaways, seaside beach shops, clothing, pubs and so much more! Along the promenade you’ll find Cains Family Amusements which is a perfect for the kids as well as fish and chip shop takeaways. What’s not to love?