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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. Seaside Award 2013.
Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, (4 miles, 7kms)
The cliff-top lawns of Tankerton Slopes roll gently towards the sea and provide an excellent view of 'The Street' and a vantage point to watch the nautical world go by. Tankerton is east of Whitstable town centre.
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.
Pier Avenue, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 8PD, (2 miles, 2kms)
Today the sports centre has been demolished and the pier is now open to visitors as a leisure and events space.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
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.
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, (4 miles, 6kms)
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.
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. Seaside Award 2013.
Whitstable, CT5 1AB, Tel: 01227 274086, www.whitstableharbour.org, (5 miles, 8kms)
This working harbour's activities include fishing, commercial shipping, restaurants, cafés, shellfish & fish sales, sailing barge trips, wind farm operations storage facilities & beach hut rental.
Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, Tel: 01227 740676, Email, (3 miles, 5kms)
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...
Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TZ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, (0.8 miles, 1kms)
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.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 0300 0600 4763, www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designations/nnr/1005003.aspx, (4 miles, 6kms)
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
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 2013.