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Kent Coast and Seaside Resorts

Kent occupies a unique position in the UK as it is the nearest part of the country to continental Europe. Such a position has lead to its sobriquet - 'the gateway to Britain' or alternatively 'the gateway to Europe' depending if you coming or going ! Ferries run from three Kent ports; Dover, Folkestone and Ramsgate and of course the Channel Tunnel starts at Dover. In spite of these major links out of the county, Kent has a great deal to offer in its own right. 

Ramsgate CoastKent has a fairly long coastline and some excellent seaside resorts and rural towns. Folkestone is a port and resort town but the best beaches are along the coast from the town. Dover is very much a port but does have some good attractions for visitors. Deal is a small fishing port and seaside resort. Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs are major tourist resorts which attract many visitors from the London area and the wider south east region. Whitstable is a small fishing village on the Thames estuary. Chatham is a historic naval town with a long history and some great heritage sites. 

 

Folkestone

Dover

Margate and Ramsgate

Whitstable

Chatham

 

 

Travel Guide to Europe

 

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