Couple sat on wooden bench on the grass above the beach, looking out across the beach and sea. Bright blue sky
Couple sat at Minnis Bay, Birchington

Minnis Bay

A long stretch of sand coupled with ample free parking and children's outdoor play area near by make Minnis Bay the perfect beach for an afternoon in the sun. For the adventurous there is plenty of space for water sports, such as windsurfing or kite boarding and there is a sailing club close by. The Minnis Bay paddling pool is the perfect location to hunt for crustaceans and there is also an excellent restaurant with a bar, and a kiosk on the prom.

At high tide, usually a small amount of beach remains, except at spring time when the beach can disappear until the tide moves out again.

  • Seasonal Toilets: Open from Monday 29th March (closed at times for cleaning)
  • Seasonal Lifeguards: RNLI weekend & Bank Holiday cover Saturday 29th May - Thursday 8th July. RNLI daily Lifeguard cover from Friday 10th July - Sunday 5th September. During September Weekends only 
  • Bay information
  • Picnic area
  • Beach chalets for hire
  • First aid point
  • Parking
  • Beach wheelchairs available (until September), further information can be found out by contacting 07432 648275 - 1 chair

Dog ban in place from 1st May until 30th September, dogs not permitted any time

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. 

Blue Flag Award 2021

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


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