Step off Golden Leas and you’ve got Sheppey’s peaceful meadows and waterways at your feet. There’s not one but two nature reserves! For that at-one-with-nature, secluded wilderness sort of feel, make time for a day trip to both Swale National Nature Reserve and Elmley National Nature Reserve.
Whether you prefer to explore on foot or on two wheels, there’s no shortage of idyllic, wildlife-filled walking trails, cycle paths and bridleways. For a more coast-focused adventure, head to our neighbouring beach, Minster Leas, or even to Leysdown and its gorgeous Blue Flag beach, whose sands and town provide the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of relaxation.
There’s also so much history on Sheppey. Recognised as the birthplace of British aviation, be sure to visit Eastchurch Aviation Museum and the volunteer-run Blue Town Heritage Centre — a fascinating insight into the history of maritime Sheppey.