"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Tankerton Beach

Whitstable is a popular seaside town with a well established commercial harbour supporting a small fishing fleet, mainly shellfish. Tankerton Beach is located below Tankerton slopes approx 1 mile east of Whitstable town centre. The shingle beach is lined with a number of wooden beach and a friendly sailing club can be found at the eastern end of the beach. There is free on-street parking at the top of Tankerton slopes and ample pay and display parking within a short distance.

Beach type: Shingle/sand

Nearest town: Whitstable

Local authority: Kent County Council

OS Grid Reference: TR129318


Blue Flag Beach

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Things to see and do near Tankerton Beach

  • Lathe Barn (1m)
  • M W Amusement Park (2m)
  • Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (3m)
  • Brockhill Country Park (3m)
  • Mudpie Pottery Painting Creative Studio (5m)
  • Elham Valley Railway Museum (5m)
  • Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (5m)
  • Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (5m)
  • Lower Leas Coastal Park (6m)
  • Kidz Planet (6m)

Tourist Information

Visitor Centre
Hythe Railway Station
Scanlons Bridge Road
CT21 6LD

Phone 01303 266 421

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Forecast for Saturday 16 February


Chance of rain 19%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
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Humidity 99%
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 6°C
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Wind 1mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 98%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1026
Humidity 87%
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Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 10°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 89%
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Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 9°C
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Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
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Humidity 96%
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Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
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Humidity 94%
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Tell us what you think about Tankerton Beach

A shingle beach with timber groynes and sand at low tide. The grassy slopes that lead down from Marine Parade enhance the rural character of the beach. It has a number of wooden beach huts, and is popular with families.

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