Sort file:- Minster on Sea, April, 2024.

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Earliest 1934-

Beach Hotel

Open 2020+

Seaside Avenue / Minster Cliff

Minster on Sea (Sheppey)

01795 872364

Beach Hotel

Above postcard, date unknown.

Beach 1957

Above postcard, circa 1957, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Beach 1974

Above photo, circa 1974, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Beach Hotel 1999

Above photo circa 1999, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Beach Hotel 1999

Above photo circa 1999, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Beach Hotel 2014

Above photo 2014.

Beach Hotel card 1970

Above card 1970.


East Kent Gazette, Saturday 8 March 1930.

A Solicitors Mistake.

Mr. George Ramiuz applied for a new full licence in respect of the "Beach Hotel," Minster.

Mr. H. T. Copeland, solicitors, Sheerness, who appeared in support of the house, asked for the indulgence and assistance of the Bench, in view of an unfortunate mistake he had made. The Act provided that these applications had to be advertised in a local paper not more than 4 weeks and not less than 2 weeks before the application was heard, but through an unfortunate mistake on his part, the advertisement was not inserted until last week, which, of course, was too late. Luckily there was a saving clause in the Act, which gave the Bench power to a journey application to a later date. He suggested that the application might be considered that day, and the Bench make such a direction as they thought necessary for a fresh advertisement.

The Chairman said he thought it would be better to postpone the application until the requirements of the Act had been complied with.
The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr. F. Cecil Harris) asked if any one were present to oppose the application.

Mrs. Squires, Minster, Said that on behalf of several residents of Minster and also on behalf of the Minster National British Women's Temperance Society, she opposed the application.

Mrs. Squires was proceeded to state the grounds of her objection, when the Magistrates Clerk told her that the Bench were not going to hear the application that day, and that she should reserve her statement until it was heard.

The Chairman said they would postpone the meeting for a month, and to Mrs. Squires he said:- You will have time to write up something fresh by that time.


Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette 23 July 1934.


A fire which broke out at 4 a.m., today destroyed the "Beach Hotel," Minster Cliff, Sheppey.

The outbreak which is believed to have started on the ground floor quickly spread and the whole of the premises was soon involved.

Mr. A. Naintree, the proprietor, gave the alarm and the holiday-makers staying in the hotel escaped from the burning building in their night clothes.

The hotel is situated about one hundred yards from the edge of the cliff and the tide was out at the time so that the firemen had to bring supplies of water from about half a mile away.

The roof of the hotel quickly fell in and the premises were soon gutted. No furniture was saved and the visitors of the hotel lost all their belongings.

Only the front wall was left standing, but five hours after the firemen demolished that for safety reasons.

It was a fairly modern hotel of about 20 rooms with a fine view of the Thames Estuary and the North Sea.

The blaze could be seen for a considerable distance.



Not sure whether this is indeed the same premises, but the following adverts have been found from 1969 and 1970. What makes me think they could be different premises is the fact that the earlier one was addressed as Minster Cliff and the latter one as Seaside Avenue. Local knowledge needed.


From The Stage, 30 October. 1969.

Assistant Entertainer required for new holiday hotel on South Coast for 1970 Season. Male or female. 26 week season. Please apply in first instance with recent photograph to Entertainments Manager, Beach Hotel, Minster, Isle of Sheppey, Kent.


From The Stage, 28 May, 1970.

Versatile young man required immediately, assistant entertainments / organiser, small OAP / Handicapped persons holiday centre. Holiday camp experience / visual act preferred. Photo, age, s..e. Entertainments Manager, Beach Hotel, Minster, Sheppey, Kent.



RAMIUZ George 1930+

???? Geoff 1970+


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