The Minster Leas Beach has a bathing area between the Shingle Bank and the Little Oyster and is the most accessible length of the beach in the Isle of Sheppey, according to Swale government. It is also popular for fishing and has regular awards for its cleanliness.
Restricted between 1st May and 30th September from an imaginary line at 90 degrees from the east side of the Lifeguard Station on the seafront opposite the Playa Public House eastwards to an imaginary line at 90 degrees from the west side of the vehicle ramp leading to the beach.
The beach is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards from late May at weekends and Bank Holidays, and then full-time from mid-July until early September.
Children should only enter the water when they’re with a responsible adult.