Joss Bay

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.

  • Seaside Award 2021
  • Toilets (Seasonal): Closed for Winter. Check Spring 2022 for Summer opening date
  • Seasonal Lifeguards: RNLI daily Lifeguard cover from Saturday 29th May - Sunday 5th September, 10am-6pm. During September Weekends only
  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Parking
  • Kiddies' Corner with bouncy castle and trampolines (seasonal) 
  • No Dogs are allowed on this beach between 10am - 6pm, from 1st May until 30th September.
  • To find out about accessibility at this beach, please click here

Be Beach Safe. This means checking the weather and the tides, keeping an eye on your family, and not using inflatables. In an emergency, call 999 for the Coastguard. 

Please remember, if you are visiting our beaches and bays, that some COVID-19 restrictions are still in place. Please 'Respect, Protect and Enjoy' and leave only your footprints. 

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

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Joss Gap Road
CT10 3PG