Reculver Country Park

Explore Kent
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Explore Kent
  • Parking
  • Public transport
  • Green flag award
  • Dog waste bins
  • Dogs allowed
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Viewpoints
  • Visitor centre
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  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Rest point
  • Surfaced paths
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Waymarked trails
  • Geocaching
  • Horse riding
  • Cycling

Reculver Country Park on the Kent Coast covers 26 hectares and is home to a large collection of plants and wildlife. The eroding cliffs provide an important habitat for a range of insects and birds. Natural England has designated it as internationally important as a Special Protection Area, and nationally important as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Reculver Towers can be seen across the coastline from Herne Bay to Birchington, they are an important local landmark and are listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. From the Towers there are 180° views, from Herne Bay to Margate. The visitors centre managed by the Kent Wildlife Trust is open at weekends and provides information on wildlife and renewable energy. The Saxon Shore Trail along the cliff top grassland provides a bracing walk for visitors between Reculver and Herne Bay with plenty of places to stop and admire the views. A cycle route, the Oyster Bay Trail, runs through the park, and it has also been awarded a Green Flag. These awards recognise the best green spaces in the country, helping you choose where to visit.

Easy access information

This park and open space has at least one accessible route but otherwise is considered to be less suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs.

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