Nearest sandy beach to London?
I live in East London and wondered whether anyone could tell me where the nearest sandy beach is. My son and I are getting a little fed up with the stones/pebbles at Brighton and Hove.
- BiffLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Southend-on-Sea has sandy beaches and is probably nearest. The downside is it's a long walk across across mud if you want to paddle in the murky waters of the Thames Estuary when the tide is out. Margate in Kent also has sandy, and probably cleaner, beaches if you don't mind going a bit further. There is a direct train from Stratford International unless you want to go by car.
- lenpol7Lv 75 months ago
Try Camber Sands, which is to the east of Brighton.
It is between Hastings and Folkstone. The nearest small town is 'Rye'.
- FLv 66 months ago
Southend has a narrow strip of sand which gives way to unpleasant mud, as do most places around the Thames estuary.The Essex coast past Southend is mostly marshes, you probably have to go as far as Clacton (80 miles) for decent beaches. The North Kent coast is mostly pebbly beaches until you get to Margate (70 miles) and the East Kent coast. The South Coast is also pebbly around Brighton and not many decent sandy beaches until you get to Bournmouth (100 miles).
- RRLv 76 months ago
Land-Shark is right. Bournemouth has miles of award winning sandy beaches. They shelve gently into the sea.
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- Land-sharkLv 76 months ago
Jump on the train to Bournemouth, it takes just over 2 hours and there are plenty of trains.
- PAMELALv 76 months ago
A liitle way from london, about 60 miles is camber sands,it has lovely sandy beaches.
- sunshine_melLv 76 months ago
Camber Sands in East Sussex is sandy
- Anonymous6 months ago
Southend on Sea, Essex or Margate, Kent.
- griggleLv 76 months ago
Tybee Island, Ga.