Greatstone Beach

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly

Season: autumn

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.

Autumn season photo gallery

 

What the beach means to Mike.

 

A view from the ramp by Littlestone beach.

 

On the main sandy beach.