A Naturist World Long Rock

Beach Destination Information

  • Listed By : Team - ANW
  • Listed On : Jul 01, 2019
  • Views : 118
  • Category : Europe-North » England
  • Description : Long rock beach is situated in a small nature reserve / headland, mid-way between Whitstable and Herne Bay.

    The Saxon Shore / Coast Path path runs though through the reserve right next to the beach, but seperated by a narrow river, which offers little privacy. The beach offers little shelter. Previously designated for naturist use; signs were replaced stating that 'Naturism Is Not Condoned On This Beach'.

    The local council does not explicitly approve of naturism, but at the same time is powerless to stop it. The signs were reported to be removed and the naturism continues.
  • Location : Swalecliffe, Whitstable, Kent, England, UK

Profile Information

Good to Know

  • Beach Type Beaches and Coves
  • Facilities You might like to bring a picnic lunch to extend your visit.
  • Nudist Status Unofficial
  • Ease of Access Easy.

Getting There

  • Town / County / State Swalecliffe Canterbury, Kent
  • Zip / Postal Code CT5 2NH
  • Directions Satnav: CT5 2QH (Marine Crescent) or CT5 2NY (Plough Lane)Travelling by car, Swalecliffe can be reached by way of the A2990, from junction 7 of the M2. Turn off at the Chestfield roundabout. and pass under the railway, then immediately turn to the right into St John's Road. Car parking (Plough Lane) is fairly limited, but there is more space behind the beach huts in Marine Parade towards Tankerton (west of Swaleciffe and about 1 mile from the beach).The nearest railway station is Chestfield and Swalecliffe about 1/2 mile inland. Turn right outside the station, cross the road at the mini roundabout, turning left then right into St Johns Rd. At the of the road follow the footpath in either direction to arrive at the signs [mentioned above] which designate the "not condoned" beach.Buses stop at the Plough Inn (1/4 mile along Plough lane where it meets the roundabout with St Johns Rd, then follow the directions given above along the footpath.)Either way involves about a 5 minute walk, but if the tide is in one has to walk the entire length of the beach on the footpath south of the stream which divides the beach from the mainland and cross the wooden bridge which leads to the beach if coming from the Tankerton end. This is necessary for about an hour either side of high tide.Sometimes it is possible to cross the stream at the Tankerton end by paddling, but the council dredge this once a year and it effectively cuts the beach off at that end at high tide for a few months until the sea silts it up again.


  • Latitude 51.364223
  • Longitude 1.066042
  • Sea Level (In Meters) 6