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What coastal town to stay in.?

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What coastal town to stay in.?

I am looking to take my family, 2 adults, 2 teenagers and 8 year old to a coastal town in the south of England. I wish to stay in self catering accommodation and discover what the area has to offer. Then I plan to take the ferry to France, visit Paris and then disney land for 2 days.

Can anyone advise me of an area to stay?

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1. Re: What coastal town to stay in.?

When please? Most of the seaside resorts will be pretty dead until July.

You will be driving I assume.

The ferries all leave from Dover, so that's an obvious choice. Even if it is not the most scenic of towns (castle excepted) it would make a good base. Folkestone is nearer the Channel Tunnel for that choice of crossing the channel.

Then there are the nearby historic towns like Sandwich and Deal, Hythe, Ramsgate...loads of choices. Ramsgate has a nice sandy beach.

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2. Re: What coastal town to stay in.?

Add Broadstairs and Whitstable to the list. Also Sandwich although it is slightly inland.

Or Canterbury, not on the coast but you can get to all the other places easily.

Edited: 27 January 2014, 11:53
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3. Re: What coastal town to stay in.?

The coastal towns in the South East corner are an ecclectic bunch so much depends on what your priorities for a place to stay are:

Sandy/stoney beaches, Coastal scenery, Walking, Green spaces, Access to nature, History, Culture, archetecture, museums, Shopping, Eating out, Kid freindly attactivities, Amusements, nightlife, good transport links, views, tranquility etc. village/ larger town

Alot would also depend on whether you were travelling by car or public transport.

Personally i would say that any of Whitstable, the thanet resorts (margate, ramsgate, broadstairs), sandwich, st margerets at cliffe, deal, dover, folkestone, camber, rye, hastings, eastbourne, brighton all have different things to recommend them but would probably need more info before giving recommendations

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4. Re: What coastal town to stay in.?

Herne Bay, Ramsgate

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5. Re: What coastal town to stay in.?

And to add to the mix, St. Margarets Bay( closest to Dover) and Broadstairs for a lovely sandy bay.

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6. Re: What coastal town to stay in.?

Sandwich and Broadstairs are the best. Sandwich is a little upmarket but my favourite by far.

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