Overstrand has a very large sandy beach at low tide and is backed by grassy cliffs. It's an ideal beach for swimming and for families with children. When the tide retreats there are shallow sandy pools for paddling and playing in.
Overstrand is a great beach for fossil collecting, a variety of fossils including sea urchins and Molluscs are washed out of the chalk areas that are exposed at low tide. The best place to look is along the foreshore.
If you get bored with the beach there's plenty of coast and clifftop walks.
There is a café on the cliff above the beach which offers amazing views out to sea. In the nearby village of Overstrand there are a couple of shops, two hotels and a pub.
There is a car park on the cliffs above the beach in Pauls Lane.
Dogs on the Beach
Dogs are not permitted on the main section of the beach at Overstrand between the 1st of May and the 30th of September. The dog free zone runs between the Clifton Way Access Slope (National Grid Reference 2525-4067) and the groyne nearest the furthermost west slipway (National Grid Reference 2482-4105).