Active and outdoors
Perfect an old passion or discover a new
From activity and adventure for all ages, to a memorable, family beach holiday - it's time to discover Kent’s great outdoors, where a 350-mile coast frames a glorious rural landscape. That gorgeous coastline paves the way for beachcombing, shoreline-strolling and sandcastle-building - there's no end to the number of fabulous, free days out in Kent.
Fringed with wide sandy beaches, Blue Flag coves and secluded bays, Kent’s coast offers both adventure and adrenaline and traditional sea-side fun. In Kent the water activities on offer range from surfing, kite-surfing and kayaking, to sailing and leisurely boat trips.
Kent overflows with country parks, special landscapes, and nature reserves. At the county's core is a classic rural landscape of undulating chalk downs. Green fields, ancient woods and swathes of big-sky marshland add extra appeal. This irresistible walking and cycling territory is traced by a tempting network of long-distance routes and day trails - there are 4200 miles of public rights of way alone.
The county is perfect for golfing breaks, offering superb Championship, links and downland courses. And Kent's careful to ensure you can enjoy this rich environment without spoiling it - check out the Green Guide to the Kent Downs, for eco-friendly holiday tips.
We've also compiled a series of suggestions for ways to experience the natural wonders of each part of Kent - from the coast and marshes to the downs, plus everything in between; see Natural Coast Country breaks.
Kent strives to be accessible to everybody; offering a wide range of facilities to welcome visitors with impaired mobility, hearing or eyesight. Visit our Accessible Kent pages.
If in search of pet friendly places to visit be sure to check out the Dog Friendly Magazine's Kent Guide for great ideas on places in Kent to enjoy with your furry companion.
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