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Sensational Sunset Spots in Kent

Ria Carpenter
15th October 2019

The Kentish air is filled with a crisp chill, the scarves are wrapped and the boots are on, those long hazy summer days are all but a distant memory and it's officially time to step into winter 2019. Well blow away those winter woes because the clocks are going back and it's time to celebrate! No not because of the extra hour in bed, but because 'tis the season to soak up those sensational sunsets even earlier. Be hypnotised as the sun disappears over Kent's rolling hills and feel the post-summertime sadness drift away into the horizon. Kent boasts some superb spots to spend those scenic evenings, so if you’re searching for the ideal place to take in the vibrant views, take a look at some of our suggestions…

Minnis Bay © @mummyadventure

Sunsets and Sand...

Thanet's Charming Coastline...

What better way to unwind than by watching the sun hide away behind Thanet’s beautiful coastline? Take a windswept wander along magnificent Margate Main Sands, tantalise taste buds with a hearty portion of quintessentially Kentish fish & chips and gaze as the stunning sunset lines the sea. Or, take a deep breath of fresh seaside air at Minnis Bay, watch your toes sink into the golden sand and feel your mind still as the sun meets the horizon against the backdrop of 12th Century Reculver Towers. And relax…

Bewl Water © @tomgreen96

Natural beauty and sensational scenery…

Lace up those hiking boots, wrap those scarves and step through your next outdoor adventure. Kent is home to an abundance of naturally beautiful parkland, woodland and open waters which offer a picture-perfect setting to soak in the sunset views. Admire the soul stirring skies reflecting on the largest stretch of open water in the South East at Bewl Water. Ponder around the 800-acre site which offers space for hiking, riding, sailing, fishing and much more, then end the day looking over the waters as the striking sunset disappears in the distance.


Wonderful Woodland at Bedgebury

Escape the hustle and retreat to miles of charming forestry at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest. Spend the day peacefully wandering through natural beauty at this award-winning attraction; whether walking, cycling or riding is on your agenda, Bedgebury has something on offer for every eager explorer. Once you’ve strolled the hills and admired the forest, sit back, relax and be hypnotised by the sunset reflecting over the lake.

Sip and Sunset with Shepherd Neame

With a tipple of choice in hand, all worries at ease, watch the sun set with Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. Enjoy a refreshing beverage, live music and spectacular views of Pegwell Bay from ‘The Balcony of Kent’ with a visit to The Belle Vue Tavern. Enjoy a hearty meal and panoramic views of one of North Kent’s finest beaches at The Minnis Bay bar and Brasserie. Or, sip away in early 19th century history at one of the only pubs in Britain located on the beach, The Old Neptune.

On top of the hills…

Battle of Britain memorial
In tribute to those involved in the Battle of Britain 1940, the National Memorial to the Few sits high on Kent’s White Cliff’s at Capel-le-Ferne, looking out towards the channel. The unique site and pilgrimage are dedicated to the heroic and selfless deeds of those who fought in the battle, offering the perfect place to pay respect and quietly reflect. Watch as the sky above the sea bursts with orange lights up the beautiful central statue of a lone pilot.


Scenic Sunsets in Fabulous Faversham

Not only does Faversham offer charming country lanes, fascinating maritime history and an array of independent shops, this quirky town also boasts beautiful spots to soak up those sensational sunsets. Stroll along Faversham’s winding creek where you will discover Standard Quay, a unique shopping and leisure experience offering stunning views at sundown. Take a Creekside stroll, admire the traditional fishing boats, and end the day gazing as the sunset glistens from the wonderful waters. Or visit Oare Marshes nature reserve and watch as the sun sets behind grazing animals, flying birds and other wonderful wildlife.

©John Whitting

Wonderfuly wild slumbers

There’s a rumble in the jungle! Port Lympe have bought the traditional African safari experience to Kent at the Giraffe Lodge. Watch the sun set over the savanna, observe as giraffes, zebras and other African animals wander in front of your very own private tent and then rest your eyes in the heart of the jungle (well, Hythe) for the perfect romantic getaway. Or, slumber in the glass fronted, award-winning Treehouse Hotel and unwind on your private balcony soaking in the views from the reserve all the way to the Kent Coast. Or, for a relaxing retreat stay at the elegant Elmley Nature Reserve for a stressless stay watching wonderful wildlife with sweeping views. Stroll around the beautiful marsh landscape and admire the atmospheric skies as the sun fades away.

Picture-Perfect sunsets and stays...

Who said that after watching a sensational sunset the day must end? Not us! For a rural getaway sinking into relaxation, tranquillity and stunning scenery, you can rely on Kent and Sussex Cottages to provide. Set in the heart of the countryside, Little Aluph is the perfect spot to unwind and take in those bewitching evening views. Refresh the mind, body and soul at London Beach Hotel, nestled in Tenterden’s rolling countryside. Feel your stresses slip away as you immerse yourself in a delightful detox away from the hustle and bustle and of course- soak in the sunset as it disappears behind the glorious greenery.

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