From fun family days out and relaxing breaks to adrenaline-packed adventures, there’s plenty to entertain along Kent’s 350 miles of coastline. With the world-famous White Cliffs and sweeping sand and shingle shores, plus the vibrant history, culture and cuisine of its bustling seaside resorts, the Kent coast is waiting to be explored. So grab your bucket and spade and let the fresh sea air and the scent of vinegary chips clear out the cobwebs.
Getting here: Frequent trains run to many
locations on Kent’s seaside from London, Kent and East Sussex
making it easy to get away for a day, a weekend or
Surfers wax up your board and head for the swell-filled seas around Botany Bay near Broadstairs. Or learn how to ride the waves from the experts at the Joss Bay Surf School. If the waves aren’t cooperating try paddle-boarding instead. The windswept coves around Greatstone, Minnis Bay and Romney Marsh down the coast from Folkestone are a kite surfer’s paradise. And conditions are perfect for windsurfing in Whitstable.
Enjoy a quintessential British day at the seaside at Broadstairs, a charming coastal town that was a favourite holiday spot for Charles Dickens. You can go traditional with ice cream and bucket and spade, surf some gnarly waves around Joss bay, or just drift into an art gallery and linger over lunch. Not forgetting the host of vibrant literary, culinary and musical festivals in Broadstairs’ events calendar.
This charming but contemporary seaside resort is in the middle of an exciting renaissance thanks to its mix of relaxation, culture and adrenalin-fuelled amusements. It’s the perfect weekend getaway for overworked Londoners, with gorgeous sandy beaches, thrills at the iconic Dreamland amusement park, a cool café culture, and a thriving arts scene centred on The Turner Contemporary.
Soak up the continental vibe in cosmopolitan Ramsgate and stroll from pavement café to waterfront bar around England’s only Royal harbour. Discover the rich maritime heritage and cultural history of this picturesque historic port. Or escape the bustle with a boat trip to spot seals around Goodwin Sands or a walk along stunning sandy beaches and dramatic white cliffs.
Use one of these offers and book your tickets in advance for a cheap day out.