The beach is mainly shingle and is backed by a large grassland area. Littlestone acquired its name in the 19th Century from the shingle headland called Little Stone, and the placed itself was started as a resort for the gentry. Just off the seafront, you can see part of the Mulberry Harbours at low tide that were a portable temporary harbour developed to facilitate rapid offloading of cargo on the beach during the Allied invasion of Normandy during the D-Day landings in 1944. It remains intact and is now an Ancient Scheduled Monument.
There are two children’s play areas on Littlestone Green, behind the beach, as well as a free open air gym.
Restrictions from 1st May to 30th September
At low tide the mud stretches out for approximately half a mile, so be careful of the mud and mudholes.