Make Kent Your Garden

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Kent is renowned as the Garden of England and we want you to make it your own. Select the icons to refine the content and find information to suit your needs more quickly.

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Coastal Itineraries

Here are just a few self-drive itneraries to help you explore Kent's coast.

Click on the headings below or use the link to the left to download the full itineraries.

A coastal ‘architour'

Love to be beside the seaside? It's not simply the salt air that refreshes your spirits. Kent's diverse coastal panoramas - elegant seafronts and promenades, bright beach huts and twisting streets - work their distinctive magic too.

Coastal Kent

Whether you're after traditional family entertainment, adrenaline watersports or somewhere to chill out, Kent's varied coastline has just the beach or resort.

Defence of the realm

Make Dover your base to journey along the ‘frontline of history'. Centuries of defence-boosting activity, from the reign of Henry VIII to World War II, are right here in Kent.

Friends, Romans, Vikings

The Kent coast has long been the gateway to friends and foe, and each has left a mark. Come and retrace their steps on an enthralling historical adventure.

Hidden Gems along Kent's Coast

Look beyond coastal Kent's well-known sights, its iconic cathedral, castles and White Cliffs, and you'll be surprised by what you find. Head off the beaten track or just around the corner from the hotspots and you'll be richly rewarded.

Nature's coastal designs

Whatever man has built in coastal Kent, nature more than matches, from the wild beauty of Dungeness to the iconic White Cliffs and sandy bays of Thanet. There's nothing like majestic seascapes, organically fashioned over millennia, for rebalancing the yin and yang.

Smugglers, shipwrecks and spies

Whispers, hidden alleyways, lights at sea... Echoes of smuggling tease your imagination all along the Kent coast. Come and follow a treasure trail to uncover the secrets.

Cinque Port Adventures

Explore the unique maritime heritage of coastal Kent and East Sussex.