"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Birchington-on-Sea Weather

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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Weather

Forecast for the next five days

Friday
22 February


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSE
Pressure 1037
Humidity 96%
UV Index
Air Quality

Saturday
23 February


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SE
Pressure 1036
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

Sunday
24 February


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSE
Pressure 1036
Humidity 59%
UV Index
Air Quality

Monday
25 February


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
ESE
Pressure 1038
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

Tuesday
26 February


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SE
Pressure 1033
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

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