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Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01227 740676, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/reculver-country-park/
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...
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.
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.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 0300 0600 4763, www.naturalengland.org.uk
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
Pier Avenue, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 8PD, (0.4 miles, 0.6kms)
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.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/duncan-down-village-green/
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.
Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 378100, 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.
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.
Whitstable, CT5 1BX, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01227 378100, 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.
Whitstable, CT5 1AB, (4 miles, 7kms), 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.
Grove Ferry is an ideal spot for picnicking in the meadows, or fishing in the River Stour. It is a good base for the Stour Valley Walk, the Saxon Shore Way or Wantsum Walks, and is adjacent to Stodmarsh National Nature 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.
Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TY, (2 miles, 3kms), Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/curtis-wood-park/
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.