"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

Sunday
20 May


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
NE
Pressure 1024
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

Monday
21 May


Chance of rain 27%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
NE
Pressure 1016
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality

Tuesday
22 May


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
NNE
Pressure 1014
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality

Wednesday
23 May


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
NNE
Pressure 1020
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

Thursday
24 May


Chance of rain 38%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
NE
Pressure 1020
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

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