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Kent is known as the 'garden of England', but also boasts many miles of coastline with famous seaside towns such as Margate, Deal, Hastings and Broadstairs. From the dramatic white cliffs of Dover, the arches at Joss Bay, Kent has a lot to offer the visitor.

Kent has a long and varied coast line starting in the Thames Estuary, around the marsh areas around Faversham, the thriving fishing town of Whitstable, and the sandy beaches of the Thanet towns Margate and Broadstairs. The dramatic white cliffs begin in this area and lead around to the ferry port of Dover with it's historic 2000 year old castle and Roman lighthouse. Shingle beaches follow in Folkestone, and Napoleonic defenses are in evidence around this area of the Kent coast with the distinctive circular Deal and Walmer castles, and a number of Martello tower defences as the coast goes through Dymchurch and round to the unique Dungeness landscape and community. The sandy beaches of Camber Sands follow the Romney marshes, as the coast finally leads into East Sussex.


Kent Map

Counties neighbouring Kent

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Kent places

Broadstairs - Chatham - Deal - Dover - Dungeness - Dymchurch - Faversham - Folkestone - Gravesend - Herne Bay - Hythe - Lydd on Sea - Margate - Ramsgate - Rochester - Sandgate - Sandwich - Sheerness - Whitstable


Joss Bay beach, Thanet, Kent

Joss Bay beach, Thanet, Kent

Blog news

Blog entries

Bexhill Sea Angling Festival
Aug 7, 2013
New website launched
Jul 8, 2013
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December 12, 2011


Some of our Kent favourites from Twitter

Sunset at Whitstable now. So long since i've seen the sun set ....

30 Oct 13

The sky blazing orange over Margate Harbour #heatwave

1 Aug 13

beautiful day in Broadstairs!

14 Aug 13

Margate Harbour by night... the sea bathed in fiery light. #LoveMargate

11 Jul 13

A few Kent places to go

Fan Bay and Langdon Bay

Langdon Bay and Fan Bay area on the white cliffs around Dover.

Fan Bay and Langdon Bay, Dover, Kent

Joss Bay

Joss Bay is a bay with a sandy beach, overlooked by cliffs and the North Forelan...

Joss Bay, Broadstairs, Kent

Here's our Kent coastal gallery...

Botany Bay Beach and CliffsKingsgate Bay beach and castleJoss Bay beach, Thanet, KentDover Castle at nightThe church and Roman lighthouse at Dover CastleSandgate beach panoramaHerne Bay Western Esplanade panoramaKingsgate BayBroadstairs Eastern EsplanadeWhite cliffs of DoverSea canoeing at St.Margaret's Bay

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