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Best Kent Coastal Campsites

Beach camping in Kent

Kent is the king of quintessential British beach holidays. Home to the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover, the Kent coastline spans 350 miles and makes for the perfect coastal camping escape.

Kent coastal campsite FAQs

What are the best campsites on Kent’s coast?

All of our campsites in Kent are within reach of beautiful beaches, view the maps and descriptions on campsite pages for more information. 

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What do you need to pack for a camping trip on Kent's coast?

To ensure you’ve packed everything for your camping trip on one of our coastal campsites in Kent, check out our ultimate camping checklist. You can also find some more handy information here:

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Are there any dog-friendly campsites on Kent's coast?

Yes, find dog-friendly campsites on Kent’s coast by filtering through the results on Siteseeker by selecting ‘Pets welcome’. Here, you’ll find a range of campsites and that welcome your furry friends. 

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Is wild camping allowed on Kent's coast?
The laws on wild camping in the UK are complex. For more information, check out our wild camping guide.
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All you need to know about camping on Kent’s coast

The county of Kent offers some of Britain’s best coastal camping holidays. You’ll be able to relax on fabulous beaches, take in the picturesque coastline and uncover Kent's rich history.

Best beaches on Kent’s coast


Some of the most popular beaches in Kent include Folkestone Beach, St Margaret's Bay, Sandwich Bay and St Mary's Bay.

Folkestone Beach

Folkestone is a scenic shingle beach that’s perfect for a seaside view without having to venture too far. It’s an ideal spot for families, birdwatchers, sea anglers and walkers.

St Margaret’s Bay

30 minutes from Folkestone's beach, is the serene St Margaret’s Bay. This small, shingle beach is overlooked by Kent’s illustrious white chalk cliffs. It’s a great site to enjoy outdoor recreations and dogs are welcome all year round. The beach is a favourite among locals and visitors alike.

Sandwich Bay

Continue on from St Margaret’s Bay, and you will arrive in the historic town of Sandwich. Characterised by a sweeping stretch of sand at Sandwich Bay, the beach is an attractive setting situated close to a nature reserve and bordered to the north by the resplendent River Stour.

St Mary’s Bay

St Mary’s Bay is home to an exquisite stretch of sand, which spans at least half a mile during low tide. Sitting pretty - close to the wetlands of Romney Marsh, one of three coastal marshlands in the southeast - at the height of summer, St Mary’s Bay is brilliant for bathing, and it is the perfect family-friendly beach.

Dymchurch Beach

This beach is a delightful stretch of golden sand that looks out across the English Channel. It’s a haven that’s heaving with miles of fine sand – it really is the crème de la crème of Kent’s beaches and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor.

Other coastal attractions in Kent

White cliffs of Dover

White Cliffs of Dover

The famous White Cliffs of Dover look out onto the English Channel and provide views of the French coast. Visitors can learn so much about the White Cliffs, from how they got their name to how the cliffs housed prisoners in the 19th century and protected the UK during WW2.

Dover Castle

As one of England's most iconic fortresses, you must visit Dover Castle when camping on Kent's coast. This magnificent castle sits proudly on top of the White Cliffs and has guarded the gateway to Great Britain for nine centuries.

Whilst visiting, you can enjoy immersive exhibitions at the Secret Wartime Tunnels, relive history and tour the underground hospital, explore the Great Tower and see spectacular views, learn Morse code and much more.

Port Lympne Safari Park

See over 800 rare and endangered animals at Port Lympne Safari Park. This park has the largest herd of black rhinos in the UK, alongside western lowland gorillas, giraffes, tigers, lions, leopards, bears, and so much more!

On your visit, you can enjoy tasty food and snacks and purchase fun merchandise from the gift shop.

Canterbury Cathedral

Founded in 597 AD, Canterbury Cathedral is England's oldest and most famous Christian structure.

On your visit, you can take a guided tour around the cathedral and listen to the stories of its past, uncover the secrets it holds and view the spectacular medieval architecture that can be spotted around every corner.

Dreamland Margate

Enjoy a spectacular day out with the whole family at Dreamland Margate. This fun seaside amusement park has tasty food, thrilling rides and wonderful entertainment. Before booking your tickets, check what cool events are happening at the park during your stay in Kent.

*Drive times are approximate and may change due to traffic conditions.

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