Dymchurch - Redoubt

Kent

Dymchurch - Redoubt
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

This straight beach, near to Romney Marsh, is a mix of sand and shingle. The beach has a wide concrete footway and a low sea wall. At low tide, the sand stretches out about 1/2 mile and the Romney to Dymchurch steam railway runs past the beach.

Activities

Bathing and walking are popular. A bit of history - the Sound Mirrors are south along the beach, built by Percy Rothwell between 1927-30 as part of Britain’s defense strategy. Visit the Kent Wildlife Trust’s Romney Marsh Visitor Centre for information on the area and a bite to eat at the cafe.

Wildlife and Walks

The RSPBs Dungeness National Nature Reserve is to the the south and further inland is Ham Street Woods National Nature Reserve, an ancient woodland where you can hear the sound of nightingales or be lucky and spot hawfinches.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.


Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Dymchurch - Redoubt

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is a large car park off Dymchurch Road.

Dog restrictions

 

Seasonal restrictions apply, please check beach signs for more information.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.

Lifeguards

None.