Thanet Coast Project

Our coastline represents 20% of the UK's and 12% of Europe's coastal chalk, and it is the longest continuous stretch of coastal chalk in Britain. It is covered by numerous nature conservation designations and is a significant part of the ‘North East Kent Marine Protected Area. The Thanet Coast Project helps to raise awareness of our unique coastline and the marine and bird life associated with it in a way that is great fun for all.

There is a series of events throughout the year including Scavenger Hunts and Seashore Safaris. Educational excursions by groups can book the Thanet Coast project to help run activities to develop skills for conservation and interpretation relating to the wildlife and natural features of the Thanet Coast.

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2016 Events

Book online for the following events here (booking may not be open until close to each events)

Seaweed and their Secrets £3 per person
• Tue. 2 August, 6pm – Eastcliff, Ramsgate

Seashore Safaris £1 per person
• Sat 23 July, 8.30am - Minnis Bay, Birchington
• Sun 24 July, 9am - West Bay, Westgate
• Mon 25 July, 9.30am - St Mildred’s Bay
• Tue 26 July, 10am - Nayland Rock, Margate Main Sands
• Wed 27 July, 11am - Walpole Bay, Cliftonville
• Sat 30 July, 3pm - Eastcliff, Ramsgate
• Sun 31 July, 4.30pm - Western Undercliff, Ramsgate
• Wed 17 Aug, 5.30pm - Louisa Bay, Broadstairs
• Sun 21 Aug, 8.30am - Stone Bay, Broadstairs
• Mon 22 Aug, 9am - Joss Bay, Broadstairs
• Tue 23 Aug, 9.30am - Botany Bay, Broadstairs
• Wed 24 Aug, 10am - Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs
• Sat 10 Sept, 11.30am - Joss Bay, Broadstairs
• Sun 11 Sept, 12.30pm - Joss Bay, Broadstairs

Beachwatch Big Weekend Free
• Sat 17 Sept, 10am – Plumpudding, Birchington
• Sat 17 Sept, 2.30pm - Pegwell Bay, Cliffsend 


Learn about Discover Thanet's Coast


  • Guided tours