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Tankerton Beach, Whitstable

Tankerton Beach, Whitstable


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The tranquil setting offers a rural getaway for those looking for safe bathing and well managed facilities. From the attractive Marine Parade promenade grassy banks gently slope down to a shingle beach characterised by pretty wooden huts and an established sailing club. At low tide a long pleasant walk can take you right out to sea - ideal for paddling and exploring rock pools and sea life. Tankerton's distinctive grassy area makes a perfect sport for a family picnic or simply for relaxing and taking in the magnificent views.

A shingle beach and wooden groynes are reminiscent of an England that is so familiar in postcards of old. At low tide long pleasant walk known as 'The Street' can take you right out to sea.

The Tankerton Slopes are popular with families during the summer, where they play on the green and swim in the sea.

Between 1 May and 30 September dogs are not allowed on Tankerton Bay (between the first house and start of beach huts at Safety Point 14 - boundary lines are marked on promenade).

Blue Flag Award 2017.



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Map reference: TR 122673  Lat: 51.36549 Long: 1.04768

The beach is located at the entrance to the Thames Estuary on the North Kent coast. The nearest town is Whitstable, which has easy access from the A299/M2 coast route. In addition the A290 provides a direct route to Canterbury. All routes to the seafront are posted from the A299 and A290.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Whitstable station

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