Sheerness is the principal town on the island and primary shopping area.

The following can be found in Sheerness:

  • An award winning Blue Flag beach which is lifeguarded during the summer
  • Supermarkets: Tesco, Aldi, Iceland and Co-op
  • Sheppey Leisure Complex:┬ácomprising a swimming pool, gym, squash and tennis courts, large multi sports hall and more.
  • Sheppey Healthy Living Centre
  • Sheppey College: offers a variety of courses
  • Sheerness Town Clock: can be found at the centre of the high street and was built to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1902.
  • Sheerness Gateway (link): the main library and access to council services.
  • A large selection of independent shops
  • The Port of Sheerness: this is commercially operated by Peel Ports and entry by the public is not permitted.
  • Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities: a former dockyard workers cottage turned into a museum of miscellaneous artifacts.