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by Lauren Kleynhans (subscribe)
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Published August 12th 2013
When the sun comes out, it's time to head to the beach
London is undoubtedly one of the most exciting cities in the world with endless activities and new experiences on offer for all types of people. However, one of the few delights London lacks is a beautiful beach. Luckily, there's a vast array of beaches within a couple of hours drive of the city, one of which is Dymchurch beach.

Dymchurch is a small village in Kent. This typical little English beach town is a wonderful place to spend a summer holiday. It is also a viable day trip destination as the drive from London to Dymchurch is just over 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The last leg of the journey is really pleasant as you drive through narrow country roads with quaint cottages, tall green trees and farm lands on either side of the road.

You will be surrounded by these beautiful trees on your drive to Dymchurch beach

Wheat fields

Quaint English cottage

Dymchurch beach is a glorious expanse of soft, golden sand, (yes sand, not uncomfortable pebbles like many other English beaches) perfect for sun tanning, building sandcastles, playing frisbee or just for sitting and staring at the peaceful ocean. What a great way to enjoy the simple pleasures in life!

The sea is clean and sparkling and will lure you in to have a swim and play in the surf, even if the water is a little less than your desired temperature!

Beach side beauty

You will find the tides change within a couple of hours as the beach is washed by the waters of the English channel.

Dymchurch beach was awarded the 2012 Good Beach Guide
Recommended Beach award and the 2012 Quality Coast Award.

There is also a long concrete walkway along the beach on which cycling, running and long walks along the stunning and unspoiled coastline can be enjoyed.

The beach walk

Within walking distance you'll find many restaurants and shops for your convenience. There is also an amusement park popular with kids, the perfect place to keep them entertained after a morning at the beach or when the tides are in.

Why not try Mary's tea room?

Dymchurch amusement park

So on the next sunny day in London, why not head down to Dymchurch beach to try it out for yourself? But when the sun is strong, make sure you look after yourself properly. Sit somewhere cool (under a beach umbrella), keep reapplying sun screen and drink lots of water to avoid sunburn and heat exhaustion. These unpleasantries will put a damper on any good beach side memories.
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Why? For some fun in the sun
When: When the sun is out
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Where: Dymchurch Beach
Cost: Free
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I love the Cinque Ports Arms picture in this article - the light and the colours are beautiful. It seems like a perfect postcard or calendar image.
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