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.
We would like to thank "Rainham Rail Enthusiast" for allowing us to link his video of the station.
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.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.
However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.
Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.
Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.
To find out more about things to do around Sheerness on Sea or take a look back at it's history then read Sheerness Present and Past.
For more information about things to do around Sheerness, why not take a look at the Visit Swale or Visit Sheppey websites.