The two miles long Greatstone beach is part of the Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay Site of Special Scientific Interest, so this is a fine natural location, with rare plant species, insects and mammals resident in the extensive dune system behind the beach. However, unlike Dungeness itself, this is a popular bathing location, in the safe haven of Romney Bay. The lack of groynes make watersports, including kite surfing, popular too. I recommend a swimming visit between high tide and the middle of the tide, thereby avoiding the exposed mud near the shore at low tide. Low tide is a great time to enjoy the wading birds, particularly oystercatchers.
What the beach means to Mike.
A view from the ramp by Littlestone beach.
On the main sandy beach.