The coastal market town of Hythe is the perfect destination for a staycation. Offering beautiful views of the English Channel and a stunning shingle beach, you can certainly unwind here. For those who love shopping and dining out, the town is packed with independent shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars for you to enjoy. We’d recommend visiting Cafe on the Beach while you’re there! When it comes to outdoor activities, you’ll have your pick of sailing, windsurfing, swimming and golf.

Shopping in Hythe

If you love shopping, you’ll love wandering along the buzzing high street in Hythe! It is packed with independent boutiques and shops so you can really find something unique. Discover everything from antiques, jewellery, art, vintage clothes and books. There are also hairdressers and beauticians so you can enjoy a little pamper during your visit too!

Eating & Drinking in Hythe

Amongst the many shops and boutiques, you’ll find amazing restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars. There is everything from fine dining (we’d recommend the incredible Michelin star Hide & Fox) to laidback and fuss free eateries. You can enjoy traditional fish and chips as you walk along the beach or pop into one of the tearooms for a cup of tea and cake. If you like Thai food, you’ll get delicious and authentic Thai food at The Thai Corner. We’d recommend Coppers for Indian cuisine and if you’re travelling with your dog, you can’t go wrong with the The White Hart on the high street.

Hythe Beach

Hythe beach is fairly quiet compared to other seaside towns on the south-eastern coast so it’s perfect for those who prefer to stay away from the hustle and bustle. It has a beautiful promenade roughly two miles long with ice-cream stalls and outlets selling food and drinks. Thrill seekers will love the beach here as it has great outdoor activities including sailing and windsurfing. As well as the sea, there is also a heated swimming pool just along the parade. You’ll have incredible views from Hythe beach – you can even see across the channel to the shores of France on clear days if you’re lucky!

Must See Attractions in Hythe

There is something for everyone in Hythe. The whole family will love Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway! Hop on the train at Hythe station and enjoy a picturesque journey along the marsh. The station itself is located on the banks of the Royal Military Canal and is packed with charm. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time especially if you pop in Hythe’s Vintage Style Tea Room.

History lovers will love The Crypt at St Leonard’s Church. Originally built in around 1090, the crypt has the largest collection of ancient skulls and bones in the country so it really is a sight to behold!

Plan your stay in Hythe


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