Joss Bay

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions and limitations, some of the facilities listed on this record have changed.

Seasonal Lifeguards will be available 7 days a week, from 10am-6pm, between 13th June and 6th September 2020.

Public Toilets are open daily from between 8.30-9.30am until 7pm. For more information on changes to facilities at our beaches, please click here

A surfer's paradise, Joss Bay is a popular 200 metre long bay, best known as Thanet's best surfing beach. It is surrounded by fields and a golf course, so offers a wide expanse of sand and carefree play.

There is plenty of exposed sand when the tide is in, but take care walking, as the beach will get cut off at both ends at high tide.

  • Toilets (Seasonal) 
  • Seasonal Lifeguards
  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Parking
  • Kiddies Corner with bouncy castle and trampolines

Please note: No Dogs are allowed on this beach from 1st May until 30th September, between 10am - 6pm.

Seaside Award 2019

To find out about accessibility at this beach, please click here

Parking (April – October) 10am and 6pm (Elmwood Avenue on-street) and 7am to 10pm (Joss Bay off-street) £1 per hour, up to a maximum of £5 for all day parking


Joss Gap Road
CT10 3PG