Pictures of Birchington
in the county of Kent
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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Margate, Kent, England (1.9 miles, 3.0 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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Sharons Bed And Breakfast
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Premier Inn Ramsgate
Ramsgate, Kent, England (2.4 miles, 3.9 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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Premier Inn Margate
Margate, Kent, England (3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction E)
Superbly located, Premier Inn Margate is situated opposite the seafront and next to Margate Train Station, providing the perfect base from which to explore the area....
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|Birchington-on-Sea Station||(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)|
|Westgate-on-Sea Station||(1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction NE)|
|M2 Junction 7||(17.3 miles, 27.8 km, direction W)|
|M2 Junction 6||(18.8 miles, 30.2 km, direction W)|
|Lydd Airport||(33.2 miles, 53.3 km, direction SW)|
|London City Airport||(54.7 miles, 88.0 km, direction W)|
|Birchington to London||(62.6 miles, 100.8 km, direction W)||
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