Explore Faversham, the Isle of Sheppey and Sittingbourne
The Hidden Gems of Swale
Swale Borough has a lot to offer visitors, from 'Blue Flag' (2016) award-winning beaches on the Isle of Sheppey, to the busy historic market towns of Faversham, Sheerness and Sittingbourne. There are also a number of pretty villages nestled in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a vast expanse of marshes, nature reserves and country parks where visitors can go walking, bird watching and fishing.
Travel and Transport
Plan your visit with our local travel and transport information.
Whether you come to Swale for a day trip, a short break or a longer getaway, you’ll find the perfect blend of seaside air, relaxing countryside and beautiful towns and villages, sure to give you a well rounded stay. Head on over to our Visitor Information and Brochures to download our selection of suggested itineraries, including Faversham Town Council’s area guides and Hidden Britain's brochures on the Isle of Sheppey.
After a long day of exploring, there’s a great range of accommodation for you to rest your head in comfort, as well as an endless number of cosy nooks offering delicious, locally produced food and drink. View our Where to Stay section to learn more.
Film Locations in Swale
Many of our landscapes and locations have been featured in a number of films and TV shows, including 'Great Expectations' (2012) which was filmed at Elmley, Oare marshes and Swale Nature Reserve, Shellness. You might also recognise scenes from The Sweeney over on the Isle of Sheppey.
To find out more about film locations across Kent and the support available to location managers, head to the Kent Film Office website.
Banner picture: Beach Huts, Minster Leas Beach, Isle of Sheppey.