Tankerton Slopes Coastal Park

Background

The cliff-top lawns of Tankerton Slopes, with their colourful beach huts, roll gently towards the sea and provide an excellent vantage point to watch the nautical world go by. There are far reaching views across the estuary towards Southend. A long thin spit of shingle is exposed at high tide locally known as 'The Street', which is quickly covered at high tide. During the winter months the slopes are a popular place for sledging!

The Tankerton Coastal Park will be a living legacy and help celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. 

The coastal park includes land along the the coastline at Tankerton from the the slopes opposite the shingle spit known as The Street to Long Rock near Swalecliffe. The land is held in trust and is protected 'forever for leisure and recreation'. The coastal park is owned by Canterbury City Council and managed in partnership with the local community, the main partner is Whitstable Improvement Trust. 

Location

The coastal park can be accessed from Tower Hill, Whitstable or from Long Rock, Swalecliffe