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Minster-on-Sea, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England

by Sarah King
(Minster, Kent, England)

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~ submitted by Sarah King in Minster, Kent, England 

Collected in April 2013 at Minster-on-Sea, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England

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A little bit about the Isle of Sheppey area of Kent:

The Isle of Sheppey is an island off the northern coast of Kent, England in the Thames Estuary, some 46 miles to the east of London.

The island, like much of north Kent, is a plentiful source of fossils.

Sheerness is a commercial port and main town of the Isle of Sheppey and owes much to its origins as a Royal Naval dockyard town.

Henry VIII, requiring the River Medway as an anchorage for his navy, ordered that the mouth of the river should be protected by a small fort. Garrison Fort was built in 1545.

Today, shipping is a major part of the area's economy. The island is, however, suffering from an economic recession and these industries are not as extensive as they once were.

About 200 shipwrecks are recorded as having taken place around the coast of Sheppey.

The largest town on the island is Sheerness. Other villages include Minster, which has a pebble beach, and Leysdown-on-Sea, which has a coarse sandy one.

~ excerpted from Wikipedia

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Minster visit 30/4/16
by: Jeni

Spent a couple of hours in the sunshine at Minster.

Ended up with over 6 pounds of sea glass, that was just me and my dearly beloved.

Definitely the best beach we know of in Kent for sea glass!

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by: Sarah

Hi Karen, lovely to hear from you.

Minster-on-Sea is about 30 miles from London and I have found it the best beach for sea glass on the Isle if Sheppey. If you travel by car, there is a free car park at one end of the beach (which is also known as Minster Leas) and a little cafe/toilets.

I usually find the most glass at the cafe end if the beach, heading towards the cliffs. The cliffs are eroding fast, so don't be tempted to climb them (people do, looking for fossils).

Wishing you a pleasant stay,
Best wishes, Sarah

by: Karen

I will be in London soon and was wondering if you could tell me which beach you hunt at? I would love to make a side trip.


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