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Beaches in Kent

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Kent is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle. With its rolling countryside and abundant wildlife, it’s easy to see why it’s known as the Garden of England. The beaches in Kent are coastal wonders that are waiting to be discovered, and when you add these into the other natural wonders the county offers, you'll have no shortage of things to see and do on your visit.

When it comes to Kent holiday parks, our Kent Coast site is right at the top of the tree. It’s conveniently located for a visit to the historic cathedral cities of Rochester and Canterbury and is also well within range of several excellent beaches. We've put together this guide to help you plan your next visit to Kent with us and make the most of the county’s stellar stretches of sand.

Looking for the cream of the crop? Check out our list of the best beaches in Kent.

Beach walks: stunning seaside strolls in the Garden of England

Beach walks: stunning seaside strolls in the Garden of England
Allhallows: just a stone's throw from Kent Coast

Kent Coast benefits from a brilliant position overlooking the Thames Estuary, close to the waterway’s widest point. There are stunning views of the surrounding area from the park and Allhallows Beach that accompanies it, providing the perfect setting for a stroll along the sea. Head east or west and you won’t be disappointed. 

Walk east for a mile and spot Yantlet Beach basking in untouched glory. When you head west, you’ll spot Coombe Point Beach glistening against the waves, again just a mile from your base. The Hoo Peninsula that hosts us is rural to say the least, so you can expect an unspoilt landscape full of walks that unlock it in all its glory. 

Beach history: huge castles and hidden gems

Beach history: huge castles and hidden gems
Leysdown: a Sheppey starlet

Look east from Kent Coast Holiday Park and you’ll find a curious reminder of the past out at sea. The SS Richard Montgomery may have sunk in the 1940s, but it’s been bobbing above the surface ever since. Home to thousands of high explosives, there’s actually a 500m exclusion zone around it in the middle of the estuary. It’s been left untouched ever since but bring a pair of binoculars and you might spot its trimmed masts over the waves if it’s clear day. For an even better vantage point, jump in the car for a 30-minute journey to Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey for a closer, but abundantly safe sight of the vessel’s position. 

Head deeper into Kent to find an abundance of castles that are reminder of the county’s proximity to mainland Europe. Towns like Dover and Rochester tie in with rural fortifications like Leeds castle for a real historical backdrop throughout the county. 

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Kent Coast beach

Kent Coast, Kent

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Beach attractions: fun-filled time with the family

Beach attractions: fun-filled time with the family
Dymchurch Beach: a great day out by the sea

The peace and quiet of Allhallows is an attraction in itself. The untouched coastal paradise is a reminder of just how different the scenery can be when you travel a modest distance outside of big cities. Head deeper into Kent for a day out. Experiences like the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway are amazing things to do as a kid, just ask this writer! 

A ride of this is a great way to unlock more beaches in Kent, with the delightful Dymchurch Beach contrasting magnificently with the mysterious Dungeness further along the coast. For a classic day out by the seaside, head for Margate Beach - home to everything you’ll need and an increasingly prominent arts scene. We couldn’t finish without shouting out the White Cliffs of Dover either. The simply magnificent natural wonder offers a brilliant view of France on a clear day. 

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Important information

Brand new holiday homes from £34,995

Holiday home price is for a new 3-bedroom ABI Horizon holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.   

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.   

As at 1 January 2024, price is available at all parks, excluding Cardigan View, Church Farm, Cala Gran, Far Grange, Kiln Park, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Rockley Park, Seashore, Seaview, Skegness and Thornwick Bay. 

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Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office:  One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

Pre-owned holiday homes from £19,995

Holiday home price is based on a pre-owned holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.   

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale.  Subject to status and availability.   

As at 1 January 2024, price is available at all parks, excluding Church Farm, Cala Gran, Cardigan View, Kiln Park, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Rockley Park, Riviere Sands, Seashore, Seaview and Thornwick Bay.   

Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times. Park cannot be used as a permanent residence.  

Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office:  One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL.  We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

Free 2024 site fees when you buy a Haven holiday home

Offer is applicable to new customer purchases made through Haven from 19 April 2024, completing by 31 December 2024.

Offer excludes part-exchanges or private sales. Available on new & pre-owned holiday homes at the following selected parks only: Kent Coast, Burnham-on-Sea, Cleethorpes Beach, Craig Tara, Far Grange, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Hopton, Orchards, Seton Sands, Skegness and Wild Duck.

A credit equivalent to the value of your site fees due during the 2024 season will be applied to your account balance on completion of your purchase for use against your running costs e.g. utilities, after-sale add-ons e.g storage boxes or site fees. It cannot be applied to your purchase or refunded in cash.

Subject to availability and status. Deposit required. Access to your holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Offer may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. Full site fees will be payable for subsequent years.

Images are shown for representational purposes.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

Let2offset - make no site fee payments until 2031

Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.

‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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