There is no need to travel to the coast this summer as the beach is coming to north Kent.

A car park will be transformed into a beach at Bluewater Shopping Centre with sand, water and, hopefully, sunshine.

There will be a Theme Park, with rides for adults and children, and family entertainment to "get you in the summer holiday spirit".

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A statement on the Greenhithe shopping centre's website said: "If you don’t fancy relaxing on the sand, the variety of rides and fun attractions are sure to get you in the mood.

"With rides for families, children and adults, there is something for everyone. You can expect to see some of your old favourites, as well as some exciting, new rides."

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The Beach will be located at The Village car park and will open on July 22.

Entry costs £3 and tickets will be available soon. Go to