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sandy beach near London?

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PerkinWarbeck Wed 20-Aug-08 15:36:13

ok, this is a mite embarrassing as I have lived here from aeons, but which beaches near London are sandy?

we often go to Brighton, but fancy a change, and I wondered if there's anything quicker to get to than Broadstairs (no car, btw).

thanks.

Thomcat Wed 20-Aug-08 15:37:17

Ruislip Lido!!!!!

MrsGuyOfGisbourne Wed 20-Aug-08 15:43:52

Which side? From the south, Hayling island is 1 hour down the A3.

MrsGuyOfGisbourne Wed 20-Aug-08 15:44:44

And West Wittering, 1 hour, turn off A3 @ Hindhead

onceinalifetime Wed 20-Aug-08 15:45:29

Camber Sands

onceinalifetime Wed 20-Aug-08 15:46:16

Probably not quicker than Broadstairs though - sorry, only just read op properly - Camber Sands isn't much good without a car.

Dropdeadfred Wed 20-Aug-08 15:47:14

Dymchurch?

Blu Wed 20-Aug-08 15:47:24

Rye has a station - don't know if there is a regular bus from Rye to Camber....

Blu Wed 20-Aug-08 15:47:53

And it's freezing cold and threatening rain...

Lazycow Wed 20-Aug-08 15:50:40

Portmouth (has a sandy beach (Southsea) I think, though probably more like 1.5 hrs to get there than 1 hr.

Lazycow Wed 20-Aug-08 15:51:18

some more here
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2960774.stm

Lazycow Wed 20-Aug-08 15:52:54

Apparantly Littlehampton beach is only 10 mins walk from the station, although mostly shingle unless it is low tide.

PerkinWarbeck Wed 20-Aug-08 17:58:07

Thanks all

and grin @ thomcat!

jura Wed 20-Aug-08 18:12:25

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