5 Reasons To Book A Last Minute Break To The Kent Coast

Phoebe Shipton  ·  26th July 2019
kids jumping on the beach

It’s not too late to book a last minute break to the Kent Coast, with a great selection of Kent self-catering cottages available for weekend and short break bookings.

Booking a last minute break in Kent can give you a much needed getaway when you manage to find a few days to yourself.

Whether it’s a weekend in Kent self-catering, a short break to enjoy some stunning Kent coastal walks, or a longer stay in the area, the reasons to book a break speak for themselves.

1. A short break by the beach

The Kent coastal landscape is some of the most stunning coastline in Britain, with beaches and coastal paths to wander along at your leisure.

Nobody knows exactly what the British weather will bring, but when you book a last minute break to the Kent Coast, you can capitalise on sunny spells and heat waves.

By the time the weather turns, hopefully you will have been able to book a Kent cottage, enjoy some time on the beach and be ready to head for home again.

2. The Kent coastal climate

The climate of Kent is warmer than the UK average, and the county is often among the warmest places in the country.

August 2003 broke all known records as Brogdale, near Faversham, posted a UK all-time high temperature of 38.5 Celsius.

Warm weather combines with an average of three out of four weeks passing without rain in the summer months to make Kent a great summer hotspot.

And when it comes to keeping cool, just head to the beach again, where you can paddle at the water’s edge or even brave a refreshing swim in the shallows.

3. Dog friendly beaches in Kent

Dog friendly beaches in Kent offer plenty of pet friendly places to let your loyal companion enjoy the landscape as well.

Away from the sand, some of the region’s railways are among the best dog friendly days out in Kent.

Spa Valley Railway and the miniature railway across Romney Marsh both have pet friendly policies that allow dogs to board for free – and may even provide fresh drinking water for them on hot summer days.

4. Last minute luxury and local produce

Kent self-catering cottages can be booked at the last minute for immediate access to luxury accommodation in the Garden of England.

It’s not just the landscape itself that earns it that name – it’s also the abundance of local produce that is available to buy from the markets, shops and restaurants.

Whether you choose to eat out and enjoy chef-standard restaurants in Kent, or you stay home in your self-catering cottage and cook using fresh local produce, it’s an experience you won’t be able to precisely reproduce anywhere else in the country.

From fresh seafood brought in via Kent coastal ports and fishing villages, to fresh fruit and vegetables farmed on the fertile land, it’s a unique way to experience this vibrant county.

5. Take the kids to the Garden of England

The abundance of nature means it’s a great idea to take the kids to Kent to give them some time outside and first-hand experience of the local landscape in the Garden of England.

You can take the whole family to dog friendly attractions in Kent like Dover Castle, the Roman Fort at Richborough and the perfect dog-walking parkland of Betteshanger Park.

All of these offer great value as days out in Kent with kids too, with plenty of history and natural wildlife to take in, all in pet friendly surroundings.

Just remember to check if your dog needs to be on a lead – or choose a fully dog friendly venue and enjoy watching the kids and the family pet enjoy free roam together!

Booking a Kent coastal holiday cottage

Booking a holiday cottage in Kent is easy with Keepers Cottages. We have a great range of holiday rentals in Deal, Sandwich, Kingsdown and Walmer, suitable for couples to large groups – and everything in between!

Plus we know our properties inside out, so if you have any questions about their suitability, we would be more than happy to help.

Just get in touch with Keepers Cottages for further advice on how to secure your next break on the Kent coast.

About Phoebe Shipton

Having studied Marketing at University of Manchester, Phoebe joined the family business in 2020 as Head of Marketing and Operations. Phoebe is focused on making Keepers Cottages stand out, as well as ensuring the bookings flood in!

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