Make the most of the summer holidays and the long light evenings by taking a walk or cycle ride by the sea. Kent is packed with award winning beaches which makes walking along the beach bare foot extra special.
It’s Big at Deal!
Whatever you seek walking by the beach is an experience like no other, whether it’s a spot of birdwatching at Pegwell Bay or watching the ships in the channel from a cliff top vantage point at St Margaret’s Bay. A little further along the coast lies Samphire Hoe, a dramatic coastal park made from the excavation of material from when the channel tunnel was created!
A wonderful mini seaside day out can be found in Walmer & Deal. Between the two castles lies a wonderful trail, so take a visit to Walmer paddling pool and hire out a deckchair for the afternoon, then explore Deal’s many eateries and watch the sun go down on the beach.
Take the Sandwich to Wye bike ride and take in a whole 56 miles of breathtaking scenery and beautiful Kentish towns you’ll find on the route.
Nowhere better than Thanet!
If you want to be amongst the hustle and bustle of a traditional seaside resort, you’ll find it all in Ramsgate. Walk The Beachroamer from Ramsgate beach to Margate taking in most the beautiful beaches of the Thanet coast. If you’re looking for a cultural trail, look no further than Ramsgate’s very own Contra Trail!
Discover the mystery of the twin towers at Reculver a little further along the coast by walking the buggy and wheelchair friendly route from Minnis Bay to Reculver. Explore this area on two wheels and see even more of this precious landscape on the Oyster Bay Trail, a pleasant hours cycling through this historical area. Circle the beautiful coastline on the Viking Coastal Trail cycling 32 miles round the Isle of Thanet, it makes a wonderfully active day out at the seaside.
Visit Britain’s Only Desert!
The unique shingle found at Dungeness is home to some of the rarest flora and fauna in the UK. Where better to discover more about the amazing landscape than at the RSPB Nature Reserve, suitable for wheelchairs and buggies you’ll have the chance to spot a whole myriad of birds.
A short drive over a bridge lies the pretty island of Sheerness. Packed full of nature and wildlife there is no place like it. The little seaside town of Leysdown boasts a wonderful beach and a street full of traditional seaside amusements. The Isle of Harty trail starts at Leysdown and heads through the marshy landscape.
Rocking all over Kent!
Tackle a long distance walk this summer and tick off some of those must visit places by walking Kent’s newest stretch of the England Coastal path that starts in Camber in East Sussex and ends in Ramsgate.
From a gentle stroll to a seaside adventure in the saddle, Kent is full of fun walks and bike rides to do this summer.