Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Elmley National Nature Reserve Dog friendly Lifeguard support at weekends & bank holidays between May 27 and July 2 and daily between July 8 and September 3 Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming Lifeguard service between May and September

Season: autumn

Located on the Isle of Sheppey, at the confluence of the Rivers Medway and Thames, Sheerness beach affords views across to Canvey Island and the Essex coast.  There’s a sturdy sea wall behind the largely shingle beach and as well as the groynes, there are rock pools to explore at low tide.  Water quality is excellent, making this a popular swimming beach.  Lifeguard support is available during the spring and summer months.  Nearby is Elmley National Nature Reserve, showcasing wading birds, and there are plenty of water sports facilities, with the Isle of Sheppey Sailing Club at the eastern end of the beach.

Autumn season photo gallery


Andy and Joan, at ease by the sea.


An autumn day at Sheerness beach.