Sheerness-on-sea is a large town on the north west coast of the Isle of Sheppey. The rail station is in the centre of the town. There is a working port here, one of the UK’s highest car and fresh produce importers, and has a predominately shingle beach. It has been a popular seaside destination since the 19th century. The port was previously used by the Royal Navy until 1960.
There is a market on a Tuesday and Saturday with a wide range of stalls. The town centre is home to the largest freestanding cast iron clock tower in Kent. It is 36 feet (11 m) tall and was built in 1902 at a cost of around £360 to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII.
There is a golf club and various holiday parks in the area and is popular for weekend breaks, many people owning their own holiday home.
Cycle routes around Sheerness
Why not take your bike on the train and then go and explore the Isle of Sheppey. The Sheerness Way is a wonderful family cycle route that will allow you to explore parts of the Island. For more details click on the Sheerness Way guide.
If you wish to explore the other end of the Island and experience a longer cycle then why not cycle to Harty and then follow the Isle of Harty route.