Take a deep breath of bracing sea air and explore one of the many beautiful walks along the coastline
The White Cliffs of Dover
The White Cliffs of Dover are the perfect spot for a walk and offer stunning views. There are various walks for all, including an accessible footpath to a viewpoint. Visitors can also head to the South Foreland Lighthouse. Book a spot in the garden at Cullins Yard Bar for marina views, or wander along the seafront and grab a light bite from one of the many coffee shops.
Minnis Bay to Reculver Country Park
Trek the Saxon Shore Way from sandy Minnis Bay and enjoy dramatic scenery and stunning sea views. Reach the imposing Reculver towers, the remains of a Roman fort. This entirely flat route is great for all the family and best reached from Birchington-by-Sea station. Enjoy a meal al fresco overlooking Minnis beach at The Minnis Bay Bar & Brasserie or settle down for a picnic once you reach Reculver and enjoy captivating views of the sea.
Crab and Winkle Way
This historic route from Canterbury to Whitstable takes its name from the railway line which used to run between the two towns. The walk is just over 7.5 miles long and is well signposted, you can start in Canterbury or Whitstable and both have stations. Meander through one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in England, The Blean, complete with a picnic site so you can enjoy spotting the wildlife and take in the stunning Kent countryside. Stop off at the 13th century Church of St Cosmus and St Damian with its beautiful stained-glass windows and enjoy the tranquillity. Because of the gradients the walk is not suitable for wheelchair users; however, the improved path surface has made access easier for those who are less mobile. Once you arrive in Whitstable, treat yourself to fish and chips from Ossie’s fish bar or sample some delicious oysters in the outdoor area at The Royal Native Oyster Stores.
Deal to Sandwich
Deal is a pretty Kent seaside town with a wide shingle beach dotted with wooden fishing boats. Grab a bite to eat and drink at The Kings Head’s large outdoor seafront seating area or something deliciously tasty from The Lane Bakery & Café before starting this 6-mile walk at the historic Deal Pier. Enjoy stunning views of the coastline and end up in Sandwich, a town full of perfectly preserved medieval buildings. The walk takes in history, wildlife and beautiful coastal views. Both Deal and Sandwich train stations are easily accessible from the town centres.
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