"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Birchington-on-Sea

Birchington-on-Sea is a village in north-east Kent, England, with a population of around 9,800. It is part of the Thanet district and forms the civil parish of Birchington. It lies on the coast facing the North Sea, east of the Thames Estuary, between the seaside resorts of Herne Bay and Margate. As a seaside resort, the village is a notable tourist and retirement destination. The village's Minnis Bay is a family beach with attractions such as sailing, windsurfing, a paddling pool and coastal walking routes. Its three smaller beaches are surrounded by chalk cliffs, cliff stacks and caves.

The village was first recorded in 1240. Its parish church, All Saints', dates to the 13th century and its churchyard is the burial place of the 19th-century Pre-Raphaelite artist, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Quex Park, a local 19th-century manor house, is home to the Powell Cotton Museum and a twelve-bell tower built for change ringing. The museum contains a large collection of stuffed exotic animals collected by Major Powell-Cotton on his travels in Africa, and also houses artifacts unearthed in and around Birchington by his daughter, Antoinette Powell-Cotton, a keen archeologist.

Local authority: Thanet District Council

OS Grid Reference: TR301694

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Things to see and do in and around Birchington-on-Sea

  • Jungle Jims
  • Powell Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens
  • Lazer Rush Outdoor
  • Powell-Cotton Museum
  • The Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum
  • Strokes Adventure Golf
  • Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre
  • Monkton Nature Reserve
  • Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground
  • Old Town Hall Local History Museum
  • The Shell Grotto
  • Junk Deluxe
  • Drapers Mill
  • Pick n Paint a Pot
  • Bugsys
  • Bumble Beez
  • Reculver Towers and Roman Fort
  • Revolution Skatepark

Tourist Information

Margate
Thanet Visitor Information Service
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Kent
England
CT9 1JD

Phone 01843 577 577
Email visitorinformation@thanet.gov.uk
http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/

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Max temp. 6°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 7mph.
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Pressure 1031
Humidity 97%
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Max temp. 10°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
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Humidity 74%
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Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1030
Humidity 64%
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Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Humidity 62%
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Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1027
Humidity 70%
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Max temp. 8°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1027
Humidity 75%
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