Minnis Bay

Minnis Bay, Birchington: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Minnis Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

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Stewart C
Chatham, UK741 contributions
A lovely traditional ‘seaside’ feel about it
Apr 2021
We visited Minnis Bay in order to take the walk to Reculver and back on a mid-week morning in April. We had originally tried to park at Reculver and start the walk from there however the car parks were full and so we ended up here. We found ample free car parking along the front and additionally, there is a large ‘pay & display’ park should these be unavailable.
The bay area is quite open and gives direct access to the promenade and beach, on the day of our visit it was not busy and had a lovely traditional ‘seaside’ feel about it. At the Eastern end of the promenade there is a tidal pool and just along from this a fairly comprehensive grassed playground area with equipment for younger children and a ‘sunken’ football pitch. At the western end there is an extensive lawn area just above the promenade and here you will find cafes, a public house and public toilets. We also noticed a cycle hire shop who appeared to do four person bikes which is an alternate way to enjoy a ride along the coast. In this area on the promenade we found rows of colourful beach huts, some being decorated by their owners in anticipation of the coming summer.
The beach itself is sandy with a lot of shells particularly at the high tide line and when we arrived with the tide just coming in, quite expansive. Later when we returned in the afternoon the sea had covered a high percentage of the beach.
Written April 20, 2021
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FrankMiall
Chatham, UK162 contributions
How beaches used to be
Feb 2021 • Family
Looking for quiet beach walk, wonderful views, sandy beach, wide walk paths open space, green meadow, room for dogs to run, shells for carpet to walk on and lastly relaxing deep sea air to breath in.
I think I've painted the pictures.
Don't tell everyone..
We will be back..
Written February 21, 2021
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JLM3080
Bognor Regis, UK1,070 contributions
Nice spot
Dec 2020
Nice bay, good views over the estuary, shame about the wind farms on the horizon. Lots of parking and a great place to walk safely.
Written December 8, 2020
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Lauren_9028
London, UK54 contributions
Nice beach
Sep 2020
Lovely bay.

It was quite busy but we were able to find a big enough space to be able to relax comfortably in.

Car parking was especially good. Normally seaside places are a nightmare to park but this bay had ample parking. i would definitely. come back.
Written September 22, 2020
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Sarah B
Sutton, UK5 contributions
19092020
Sep 2020 • Couples
We travelled here to have a walk with our dog the views were spectacular, the locals were very friendly it was perfect for walking or bike riding we had a lovely day here it was quite quiet and everyone was polite on the path which was fairly narrow in places.
Written September 19, 2020
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Stuart R
Gillingham, UK239 contributions
Lack of upkeep ruined the experience
Sep 2020 • Family
Visited 15th September in the late afternoon, Minis Bay is a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, free parking, nice little pub, ice cream stall, cafe and have life guards there at busy times.
At high tide the water will come very high up the beach so check tide times before visiting.

The only issue is there is an enormous seaweed problem, there is barely a square foot of beach that is not covered in a slimy green veneer of rotting green seaweed, this could easily be combatted by a tractor and rake with the weed being taken away for composting, instead it sits there giving off an utterly could odour, I visit a few times a year my last visit saw it in the worse condition that I have experienced.
Written September 15, 2020
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Alan S
Romford, UK1 contribution
A hidden Gem
Sep 2020
Wonderful bay with great views, sandy and shingle beaches. Lots of water sports activities, but for me it was the wildlife. Especially the wading birds, I just sat as the tide came in and it pushed them within feet of me, wonderful :-)
Written September 9, 2020
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Dee S
Aylesford, UK365 contributions
Easy coastal walk
Aug 2020
Lovely easy coastal walk. Ideal for families. Cycling permitted . Unfortunately there is an issue with the rotten seaweed smell. We walked from Minnis bay to Reculver and back . Safe Sandy beach with life guards for children.also shingle beach . popular with Wind surfers . Well worth a visit. Minnis Bay restaurant well worth a stop . Delicious breakfast
Written August 18, 2020
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Neil M
Whitfield, UK152 contributions
Nice walk ruined by seaweed smell
Aug 2020 • Couples
A lovely walk and fantastic coffee at one of the local beach cafes , ruined by the smell of the seaweed , the local council needs to do something to stop this . When we got home our clothes absolutely smelled of the seaweed
Written August 16, 2020
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AuntTopsy
London, UK99 contributions
It was ok
Aug 2020
It was easy to find, parking was ok, not many disabled friendly spaces.
There's a ramp or steps down to the beach
The beach was very busy and the water was cold and full of seaweed, you literally waded through seaweed which the kids did not like. It was sandy and great for kids to build with. but the sand was wet and hard,the seaweed just pervaded everything.
I don't think there was anything the kids with me liked really about the beach so we left after an hour.
There was a local bar with pricey drinks, and a long queue, a kiosk with a long queue and bit pricey, and then a cafe type thing with a very long queue again.
There are many other beaches to explore and so that's what we'll do, this just isn't our go to beach.
Written August 9, 2020
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