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Minster Beach

Minster Leas is a 'Blue Flag' award winning (2017) beach on the north coast of the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.

The long sand and shingle beach is gently sloping, flattening to a wide expanse of sand and mud that is exposed when the tide retreats. The bathing water contains numerous groynes and is backed by a promenade and a wide, grassy bank, behind which lies the town of Minster. Steps lead down the grassy bank, to the wide promenade which features various pieces of free-to-use green gym equipment, popular with all users of the area. The distinctive and pleasant views make the area popular with residents, dog walkers, day trippers and holiday makers alike. 

The award winning beach is served by rail (Sheerness-on-Sea), bus and road links with ample free parking available.

The RNLI are providing the beach lifeguard service on this beach on behalf of Swale Borough Council.

Whilst strolling along the Minster Leas, you can also visit The Sweet Hut.



  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Coaches welcome