Hythe Beach

Hythe Beach: Address, Hythe Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Hythe Beach
4.5
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Stewie
London, UK30 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
A lovely sunny day at the beach. It's a stoney beach, no sand.

The area we were in was near to the Hythe Imperial Spa Hotel.

Only one small cafe right on the beach for tea and coffee, not many other facilities in the immediate area. Hence the rating of four out of five.
Written August 4, 2021
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Michael L
8 contributions
Jun 2021
Hythe is a lovely long shingle beach with a great promenade to walk along. We were there on a very hot June weekend shortly after lockdown ended and it was relatively quiet. It was easy to find somewhere to sit away from any crowds. Well worth a visit.
Written June 19, 2021
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Geoff H
Cranbrook, UK12,315 contributions
Aug 2020
A very clean, shingle beach but, for children who want to build sandcastles, there is a small, separate sandy area. Behind the actual beach there is a flat, surfaced promenade which is perfect for walking, jogging and cycling. Dogs are not allowed on the main area of the beach from 1 May until 30 September but they are allowed on at either end. There is a smallish pay and display car park (£1 an hour) at the eastern end at the bottom of Twiss Road but, if you can find a space, there is street parking.
Written August 30, 2020
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chrisnashoakbloke
London, UK11 contributions
Aug 2020
1st August 2020 .First trip out since lockdown , had good lunch at the Granville Restaurant , mid way between Canterbury and Hythe...very nice restaurant, highly recommended ! Advised that Hythe was only 20 minutes away , I had fished at Hythe years ago so knowing it was a shingle beach and unlikely to be inundated considered a brief stop to admire the sea front before returning to London, noticed a large sign saying stay safe and stay away on Road way entering town , respectful of local sentiment my intention was a 20 minute stop and then back to London. On entering the Sea Front I became aware of an awful smell permeating the atmosphere...an angler informed me that it was the result of muck spreading further along the coast...the smell was horrendous and I was particularly concerned that there was a severe risk of air borne bacteria being inhaled by not only the children and adults on the beach but also the good people of Hythe who reside there ! The smell was awful which contaminated clothing , skin and hair,and caused a burning nauseous sensation in the nose and throat, surely this is a serious health hazard ! With the experience of Covid 19 in everyone’s mind why is the practice of muck spreading if that is what is was ? being conducted when the wind is onshore or along the shore contaminating all the residents and visitors with foul air ? Local Journalists should take interest, I accept the reality of farming practices and the need to nourish the soil for crops but the risk of spreading airborne bacteria should be managed to minimise risk to the residents of Hythe as well as visitors.
Written August 1, 2020
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Geoff H
Cranbrook, UK12,315 contributions
Dec 2020
A great place for a walk in the bracing sea air. OK, the beach is shingle and not that family-friendly for building sand castles but the firm walkway at the rear of the beach does mean that pushchair and wheelchair users can get close to the sea. Although shingle, there is one sandy area where children can build their castles. There's parking available (pay and display) along the road behind the beach and also in the car park near to the Imperial Hotel.
Written December 12, 2020
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Philip C
Folkestone, UK5 contributions
Jan 2020
This sea view walkway is long and level with a nice seafood restaurant at the Hythe end. You can eat inside or out. They serve fish and chips to a full main menu. Some days there are coffee venders along the way to stop for a break. Look out for "Flint" he does the best coffee and parks near the Imperial Hotel. Also the walkway is lined with bench seat so it is easy to have a rest. However you do have to share the path with bikes and there is no dividing line.
Written January 11, 2020
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Molly S
6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Me and my Fiancé were only in Hythe for a weekend and we definitely wanted to make one trip to the beach. It was very windy and definitely blew the cobwebs away. This is still a beautiful wide beach great for walking even in rougher weather. We loved walking towards the end of town and then being able to ramble back through the High Street. Can imagine it's really beautiful on a sunny day.
Written February 16, 2020
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SJC94
Ashford, UK136 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Please note there are no lifeguards here and it is a shingle beach.
Long sweep of shingle beach, very clean and from the Hythe Imperial Hotel towards Sandgate there are no distractions except for the odd coffee van.
Very wide promenade for walking or cycling.
Royal Military Canal very close by.
Free parking available in surrounding streets if you get there early.
Plenty of space to social distance.
Written June 3, 2021
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878consultant
London, UK38 contributions
Jul 2020
Best avoided this summer! Crowded with people not observing social distancing. Loads of camper vans parked up, leaving no parking for residents. Groups with beer and burgers and bar-b-ques on the beach. Used to be a quiet charming resort, now ruined.
Written July 18, 2020
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braithwaite12
Northampton, UK851 contributions
Jul 2020
Lovely in the sunshine to see plenty of walkers enjoying the bracing sea air and the wonderful sea views. Quite a few families on the beach and the odd windsurfer and boat to admire. A restful place and typically English.
Written July 23, 2020
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