Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available The Swale Nature Reserve SSSI Dog friendly Lifeguard cover between May and September Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

Situated on the Isle of Sheppey, the beach at Leysdown-on-Sea is also known as Shellness, linking to the naturist beach, which is a good half mile down the road from this main beach and accessed via Shellness Road.  Leysdown’s beach is sandy and an excellent bathing location, with clean sea water.  There’s a seasonal lifeguard service.  The town is welcoming, with cafes and restaurants, good access to the beach and handy parking.

Autumn season photo gallery


What the beach means to Chris.


A wide vista at Leysdown-on-Sea.