If you haven't had a chance to visit Kew Garden's Mediterranean Summer, it's well worth setting aside a day. Invite friends, bring a few sand toys and watch children of all ages relish in a beachy day under the late summer sun. You may even relax a little by way of lawn chairs that surround the sandy area. The beach is conveniently situated next to the Pavilion restaurant.
It's not only the sand that makes up the Med. Over thirty different plant species including palms, grasses and the Californian Poppy can be found at the beach.
Mediterranean Summer at Kew Gardens
Kids go Free, Adults pay 12.25
Nearest tube: Kew Gardens (District Line to Richmond)
Other travel directions (overland trains, by boat, by car) found here.