Discover one of London's Hidden Gems
The jewel in South Bank's crown may just be this tidal beach on the edge of Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf. When the tide is out, the Thames reveals a publicly accessible golden, sandy beach!
Whether admiring from Observation point for views across to St Pauls and Oxo Tower on a blue sky day or on the beach itself, it's certainly one of the most picturesque spots in South Bank. Popular with dog walkers and anyone else looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Central London, this stretch of foreshore is truly unique.
The beach was named after local resident John 'Ernie' Hearn, who campaigned for the recognition of the Thames as an asset and amenity of London and against the reclamation of the foreshore by property developments. This stunning beach certainly is a fitting tribute!