Sheerness-on-sea – Swale Rail Line

March 7, 2017


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.

Take your bike on the train and follow the Sheerness Way

Live rail departure information can be found here

Station information can be found here

More information can be found about Sheerness here