Happy Monday, who else loved the mini heatwave we had and who is wishing we have another one soon? I guess I really wasn’t ready to let go of summer just yet.
Speaking of summer, if you follow me on Instagram (which I always recommend you do) you would have seen that I am still in love with my beach trips, come rain or shine. I’ve put together my top 4 favourite beaches I’ve been to in and around Kent.
My favourite 4 beaches
Whitstable is a seaside town on the north coast of Kent in southeastern England, 5 miles north of Canterbury and 2 miles west of Herne Bay.
Whitstable is what anyone would think of when they picture a quaint english seaside town. There are numerous restaurants, quite a few pubs and excellent coffee shops. Harbour street is famous for its independent shops where you will find clothes shops, galleries, bookshops , and much more.
Dungeness is a headland on the coast of Kent, formed largely of a shingle beach in the form of a cuspate foreland. It shelters a large area of low-lying land, Romney Marsh. Dungeness spans Dungeness Nuclear Power Station, the hamlet of Dungeness, and an ecological site at the same location.
Dungeness is home the Old Lighthouse, a historic Grade II-listed building that saved ships from the perils of the English Channel between 1904 and 1960. From the top you can see for miles across Dungeness and Romney Marsh.
Dungeness is a magnet for all kinds of bird life. You can take the circular trail and enjoy the vistas of wildflower meadows, shingle ridges and marshland. The reserve is known for its rare and hard-to-see birds.
St Margaret’s Bay Beach is my favourite beach to visit in Dover. Breathe in the sea air, discover the beauty of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover and stroll around the beautifully landscaped grounds.
It is a pretty little shingle beach that is absolutely ideal for rockpooling. A quick stroll up onto the cliff-top may just tempt you on to the 4.7 mile St Margaret’s Bay walk with glorious views and an excuse to visit the historic South Foreland Lighthouse.
Camber Sands is a beach in East Sussex, in the village of Camber, near Rye. It is the only sand dune system in East Sussex, and is east of the estuary of the River Rother at Rye Bay stretching 3 miles to just beyond the Kent border, where shingle and pebbles take over again.
The best section of beach is the western end near where the River Rother empties into the sea. Here it is wall to wall sand whilst further along the beach becomes more shingley. It’s a big beach too, stretching nearly 5 miles east of the village. As the tide drops out it becomes even bigger with swathes of wet sand revealed – just the sort for making sandcastles! It is a popular windsurfing / kite-surfing spot too.
This is the beach I visit on a monthly basis!
Where is your favourite beach? Is it in or around Kent, should I go and check it out?
Thank you for reading tonight’s post, I look forward to seeing you all again next week.
Alanna Jean x