Travelling around Sheerness
Located at the mouth of the River Medway, the Kentish island of Sheerness is a location about as remote and unspoilt as you can hope to find within half an hour of Kings Cross. With a bustling town centre, beaches everywhere you look and a fascinating history, this coastal town is the perfect place to come if you want to leave the hustle and bustle of larger towns and cities behind.
With coastal walks, nature reserves and beaches, Sheerness is the perfect place to spend a day if you’re a lover of the great outdoors. Bring a picnic, your walking boots and some binoculars and get ready to explore.
Although the island feels off the beaten track, it is actually very well-connected with regular trains to Kings Cross St Pancras, Canterbury and Rochester. Arriva buses operate regular services in and around Sheerness from Maidstone, Rushenden, Leysdown and beyond.
Barton’s Point Coastal Park is set in 40 acres of outstanding natural beauty. The park features cycle routes, a saltwater lake and the opportunity to try your hand at bird watching, orienteering, kite flying or water sports. There’s also a pitch and putt course, a mini-steam train and regular community events. Perfect for families.
Sheppey Little Theatre, a local community theatre run by volunteers, stages regular performances, including theatre, panto, educational talks and lectures.
Sheerness High Street has a selection of big-name brands to keep people happy and you’ll find Sheerness Market close by. Running every Tuesday and Saturday, this friendly market is just off the High Street and sells a range of local produce, from fruit and veg to clothing and toiletries – in fact, something for everyone.