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This attractive, residential seaside town is an ideal place for a jolly family holiday. It is situated in what is known as 'The Garden of England' on the north Kent coast along which there is a ribbon of lively towns, lovely sands and an azure blue sea.
Birchington lies between Reculver and Westgate-on-Sea, it is a smallish town with a fine sandy bay where low tide reveals a multitude of pools, ideal for shrimping and searching out prawns. Boating has become a popular past-time along most parts of the Kentish coast. Boats can be hired and sea fishing trips can be arranged.
This is a pleasant place to relax, enjoy sightseeing, and best of all benefit from the bracing, fresh sea air Quex House offers a fascinating museum of over 500 stuffed animals shown to best advantage in life-like settings of Africa and Asia. Interestingly, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, co-founder of the pre-Raphaelite movement is buried in the churchyard of All Saints Church.
There are a few pleasing shops, nice pubs and inns, good restaurants and pleasant walks. Several towns are within easy driving distance, most notably - Broadstairs where Charles Dickens was a frequent visitor, Canterbury with its magnificent Cathedral, and the lively resorts of Margate and Ramsgate.
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Number 30 Bed and Breakfast
Birchington, Kent, England (0.7 miles, 1.2 km)
A 10-minute walk from the seafront, Number 30 Bed and Breakfast in Birchington provides high-quality accommodation on the east Kent coast, 13 miles from historic Canterbury....
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Margate, Kent, England (2.1 miles, 3.4 km, direction E)
The Hussar is a family-run inn set a 5-minute drive from the centre of Margate and the coast, offering a bar, a restaurant, free parking and free Wi-Fi....
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Holiday Inn Express Ramsgate – Minster
Minster, Kent, England (2.1 miles, 3.4 km, direction S)
With 24-hour check-in, the Holiday Inn Ramsgate Minster is 6 miles from the beaches of Margate. Close to Kent International Airport, there are 4 golf courses within a 10-mile radius....
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Premier Inn Ramsgate
Ramsgate, Kent, England (2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction S)
Just 2 minute’s drive from Ramsgate’s centre, this Premier Inn offers modern rooms with comfortable Hypnos beds. Guests can enjoy free parking and an on-site restaurant....
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Westbrook Lodge Guest House
Margate, Kent, England (2.5 miles, 4.0 km, direction E)
Facing the sea with the sandy beach just steps away, this guest house has 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Airport transfers can be arranged, and there is a free taxi-booking service....
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