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Beaches around Kent

Experience Kent's beautiful beaches.

Kent’s coast makes other counties envious. It’s 350 glorious miles boast the world’s most famous White Cliffs of Dover, vast sandy beaches, safe, family-friendly bays and natural assets that make it a magnet for water activity enthusiasts. In short, it’s a first-class place for family holidays and kids’ days out. And for adults to recharge.

Drift off in the sun to the soothing sound of the waves. Build a sandcastle. Indulge in barefoot beachcombing. Relax and revive on the Kent coast.

In Kent your beach holiday needn’t just be lazing on the sand. Learn to surf in Thanet; kite-surf off Dymchurch, jet-ski off Margate, sail off Whitstable – or sample countless other activities in between. If you are itching to teach a new passion, perfect your skills or learn, check out the water activities available.

With sandy beaches and shingle shores, the variety of the coastal environments is staggering. Stroll beneath those famous White Cliffs at St Margaret’s at Cliffe. Circle impressive chalk stacks at sand-filled Botany Bay. Drink in views of wildlife-rich, wide-horizon shores at Romney Marsh, Dungeness and the Isle of Sheppey. Catch a ferry to the continent. Take an ice-cream-eating stroll along the prom.

Of Kent’s impressive 11 Blue Flag beaches, seven are in the resorts of Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate alone. The county’s resorts are as reinvigorated as her visitors. With Margate’s world-class Turner Contemporary gallery, Folkestone’s artistic enclave, Whitstable’s funky vibe and top chefs setting up shop all along the shore a trip to the beach has never been more tempting.

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