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Whitstable Harbour

Whitstable, CT5 1AB, Tel: 01227 274086, www.whitstableharbour.org

This working harbour's activities include fishing, commercial shipping, restaurants, café, shellfish and fish sales, sailing barge trips, wind farm operations storage facilities and beach hut rental.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Reculver Beach, Image courtesy of English Heritage

Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SU, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast

Reculver's shingle beach is a haven for those looking for a peaceful hideaway in the rural setting of the Reculver Country Park, where people come to relax and admire the stunning Kent coastline. Seaside Award 2014.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Duncan Down Village Green, Whitstable
Green Flag Award

Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email

Duncan Down is the largest open space in Whitstable. Originally earmarked for housing in the 1930s, the land is now protected as a Village Green, providing opportunities for local people to relax and enjoy wildlife.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (3 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Grove Ferry Picnic Site

Riverscroft, Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 0300 333 5146, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-park/grove-ferry-picnic-site

Grove Ferry Picnic Site is next to the River Stour and a good base for following the Stour Valley Walk, the Saxon Shore Way or the Wantsum Walks, and is adjacent to Stodmarsh National Reserve.

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  • Rail station: Sturry (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Whitstable sailing yacht

Whitstable, CT5 1BU, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast

The beach at Whistable is one of very few in the country that has the benefit of a pub on it! Whitstable has excellent conditions for water sports and is a popular windsurfing and sailing destination.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Tankerton Beach Huts

Tankerton, Whitstable, CT5 2BD, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast

As you walk along the Whitstable front you will come to grassy banks that gently slope down to the beach, characterised by pretty wooden beach huts and an established sailing club. Blue Flag Award 2014.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Herne Bay Pier

Pier Avenue, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 8PD, Tel:

Herne Bay Pier was originally the second longest pier in the country, extending 1147m into the sea to receive visiting passenger steamers. Today the pier is now open to visitors as a leisure and events space.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay Station (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island

Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862000, Email

This area dates back to the Doomsday period. Today, it is one of few areas of riverside grassland that has not been treated with weedkillers or fertilisers, which means that a wide variety of species can thrive.

 
 
 
Herne Bay Central Beach

Western Esplanade to Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 8RG, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast

A popular bathing area for families with amusements and amenities nearby, and quaint and colourful beach huts to the western end of the seafront between Herne Bay pier and Hampton pier.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Larkey Valley Wood

Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Tel: 01227 862000, Email

This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.

 
 
 
Curtis Wood
Green Flag Award

Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TZ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email

Curtis Wood Park is an informal area of protected open space situated on the outskirts of Herne. The site provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of semi-natural habitats in a relaxed and pleasant setting.

 
 
 
Reculver Towers and Roman Fort
Green Tourism Silver AwardGreen Flag Award

Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, Tel: 01227 740676, Email

The twin towers of St Mary's Church are a distinctive feature of the north Kent coast. They are visible for miles around, guiding visitors as they have guided sailors for centuries. But there is much more to Reculver than the towers...

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Tankerton Slopes

Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

The cliff-top lawns of Tankerton Slopes, with their colourful beach huts, roll gently towards the sea and provide and excellent vantage point to watch the nautical world go by. Get views of the wartime forts and Southend.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Hambrook Marshes, Canterbury

Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ, Tel:

Set in the floodplan of the Great Stour just outside Canterbury, Hambrook Marshes is in an area of natural marshland located adjacent to the Riverside Retail Park in Wincheap.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffith, Natural England

Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 0300 0600 4763, www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designations/nnr/1005003.aspx

Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is a unique and beautiful area of wetland, internationally recognised as an important home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds. Image Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffiths, Natural England

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  • Rail station: Sturry (3 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Victory Wood, view towards main ridge
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Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, CT2 9JX, Tel: , Email, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood-information/victory-wood/

This is a place for a great walk set on the edge of the Blean Woodland area. See a wood with a difference! This is the Flagship Site, one of 33 woods plant around the UK, for the Trafalgar Woods Project to commemorate the 200th anniversary.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Herne Bay beach

Seafront, Herne Bay, CT6 8SS, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast

If you visit Herne Bay, you'll fall in love with the British seaside all over again. Whether you relax on the beach with a picnic or take a dip in the inviting water, Herne Bay will take you back to the holidays of your childhood.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Whitstable © Sue Robinson

Whitstable, CT5 1BX, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

The historic side of Whitstable is still very much present today vis its network of alleyways which are ideal escape routes for smugglers in the late 1700s. Most noteable is Squeeze Gut Alley.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
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