Coastal Kent

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Kent boasts some of the most vibrant, historical and diverse coastlines in the UK, from award winning ‘Blue Flag’ beaches and nature reserves to bustling seaside towns and the Port of Dover. Starting off with the famous marshes packed with wildlife in the south working up through the sandy dunes of New Romney to the White Cliffs of Dover in the east and finally around the quaint towns of Ramsgate, Margate, Whitstable and Chatham along the northerly stretch of the coastline.

Historically the Kent coast is highlighted throughout the history books, being the main portal to the continent for millennia – hosting the scenes of many fearsome battles and being one of England’s main landmarks for traders and visitors from all over the globe. Wherever you go up the coast you will never be too far from one of the magnificent castles that imprint themselves in the land whether it be Dover, Lympne, Walmer or Deal these vast structures still feature heavily in the local geography and demonstrate the lavish palatial residences and defenses of our ancestral royalty.

There are a great deal of attractions in the coastal regions of Kent and you can really explore the local lifestyle well in the seaside towns. Deal has a fantastic market (every Wednesday) as does Whitstable (every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each Month) selling fresh produce from the around the area. A little further inland are two world renowned animal parks as a part of The Aspinal Foundation, Port Lympne (Located in Lympne) and Howletts (located just outside of Canterbury) where you can see animal conservation in action. They provide a fantastic day out for the family and support a great cause in protecting endangered species from around the world.

A stone’s-throw over the border is the amazing town of Rye in East Sussex with its ancient cobbled streets and landmarks winding their way up the hill dominating the skyline for miles around.

Also encompassed in this area is the medieval city of Canterbury which has a great variety of shopping, restaurants and culture – including the newly renovated Marlowe Theatre and the stunning Cathedral as the centerpiece of this vibrant city. Hythe is also great for eating out and has a quaint boutique high street for shoppers, the Chocolate Deli is a must!

The best beaches in the area include Bottany Bay in Broadstairs, Camber Sands and Winchelsea Beach on the south coastline. Some of the best wildlife can be found on the Romney Marsh which has been noted for it’s diverse population of different plants and animals as well as being draped in history. The famous church of Thomas Becket can be found isolated in the marshland and is a very picturesque place to visit.

Traveling to this area of Kent, the UK even, is made so accessible by the fast links to continental Europe and London. The Eurostar provides services which run from London stopping off on the way through Kent and taking passengers right into Europe. Equally high speed rail links from many stations across the county can take you to London in no time at all. Ferries coming in and out of Dover or Eurotunnel in Folkestone can be a great and very cheap way of transporting the whole family across the channel. Kent also has very good access not only to as a base between the UK and the continent but to the rest of the world with major airports within easy reach, a great central location where you can explore another side of England.

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