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About Birchington

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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Clock on Margate Seafront

Margate (52 Pictures)

(3.6 miles, 5.9 km, direction E)

Traditional seaside resort which is famous for the invention of the covered bathing machine...

End of Ramsgate Harbour Pier

Ramsgate (55 Pictures)

(5.6 miles, 8.9 km, direction SE)

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(16.9 miles, 27.1 km, direction W)

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Reculver Towers and Roman Fort. Kent

Reculver Towers & Roman Fort (11 Pictures)

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction W)

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Charles Dickens; Bleak House in Broadstairs, Kent, from where he penned most of his works.

Bleak House (6 Pictures)

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction E)

Bleak House, named after the novel is where Charles Dickens lived while he was writing David Copperfield and other of his works......

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Goodnestone Park Gardens (12 Pictures)

(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction S)


Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral (157 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.7 km, direction SW)

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Sir John Boy's House (Kings Gallery) (5 Pictures)

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Canterbury Royal Museum. Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Royal Museum & Art Gallery (2 Pictures)

(11.8 miles, 19.0 km, direction SW)

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(12.6 miles, 20.3 km, direction S)

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Hotels & Accommodation in Birchington

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Brooksend Farm in Birchington, Kent, England

Brooksend Farm

Birchington, Kent, England (0.6 miles, 0.9 km)
Brooksend Farm is a holiday home situated in Birchington in the Kent Region and is 18 km from Canterbury. The property is 46 km from Southend-on-Sea and free private parking is available....
More info and book online..  Price from £146.00

Number 30 Bed and Breakfast in Birchington, Kent, England

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....
More info and book online..  Price from £48.00

Beach Walk in Birchington, Kent, England

Beach Walk

Birchington, Kent, England (0.9 miles, 1.5 km)
Beach Walk offers pet-friendly accommodation in Birchington, 20 km from Canterbury and 47 km from Southend-on-Sea. It provides free private parking. The holiday home is composed of 3 bedrooms and 1 b...
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86 Canterbury Road in Birchington, Kent, England

86 Canterbury Road

Birchington, Kent, England (1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction E)
86 Canterbury Road offers accommodation in Birchington. It provides free private parking. Composed of 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with bath or shower and shower, this holiday home features a TV....
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Westgate Bay Avenue in Birchington, Kent, England

Westgate Bay Avenue

Birchington, Kent, England (2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction E)
Westgate Bay Avenue is a holiday home located in Birchington, 22 km from Canterbury. The property is 48 km from Southend-on-Sea and features views of the garden....
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Hussar Inn in Margate, Kent, England4 stars

Hussar Inn

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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Premier Inn Ramsgate - Manston Airport in Ramsgate, Kent, England3 stars

Premier Inn Ramsgate - Manston Airport

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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Nearby travel help

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)