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Waterways Caravan Park

Herne Bay, Kent

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A seaside Holiday Park, some 100yrds from a stone beach, which has been run by the same family since 1962.

The Caravan park has 191 plots on three separate areas, providing not only Caravan Sales but also the opportunity to holiday and hire one of three types of holiday caravans available and is open for 11 months of year.

Situated on the edge of an ancient fort / church monastery.

Reculver has recently been granted a Seaside Award as has Herne Bay.

Sea fishing is obviously close by and course fishing can be had in the many small dykes that surround the park (with the farmers permission). Other lakes and rivers are within a short driving distance from the caravan park as are 3 golf courses.

An Indoor Swimming Pool and Cinema are just 10 minutes away in the main town of Herne Bay as are various other attraction including the revamped promenade with amusement arcades.

The pier pavillion host the famous Herne Bay Roller Hockey Team.

Visit Winch's Field to sample the best in non-league football. Home to Herne Bay Football Club

A Summer festival is run in Herne Bay providing many activities culminating in a giant fireworks display

Bring your Passport and book a Day Trip to France on Sea France, Discounts available from our Office

Open from:
1st March to 31st January

Facilities:
Pets allowed, Family park, Children's play area(s), Laundry, Shop, Take away food, Designated / private parking, Visitor parking, Bar, Restaurant, Cafe, Club house

- evening entertainment


Accommodations:
Holiday homes (for rent), Holiday homes (owned)

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Fishing, Golf, Swimming (Indoor), Water Sports, Games Room, Snooker/Pool

Midway between Herne Bay and Margate the ancient settlement of Reculver has a unique mixture of wildlife and history set close to a small beach with a traditional pub and Holiday caravan sites.

A visit to, Reculver provides an opportunity to:
Explore a Roman Fort and Saxon church.
Look for birds which stop off here on migrations between the arctic and Africa.
Enjoy a day on the small beach by the towers.
Explore the surrounding countryside on waymarked walks.
Enjoy a drink at the King Ethelbert Inn.
A small Visitor Centre has displays on this fascinating history and wildlife. There really is something for everyone at Reculver.

Roman Fort
People have lived at Reculver for thousands of years. The Romans built a fort in the third century. It was the first of a series of forts built to protect the south east coast. Although half the fort has now been washed away by the sea the walls survive.

Reculver Church
An early Saxon church was built on the site of the abandoned Roman fort in 699 when Egbert, King of Kent, granted land for the foundation of a monastery The Saxon Minster later be came St.Mary's Church of Reculver The towers were added in the 12th century.

The King Ethelbert Inn
The King Ethelbert Inn Is a traditional English Pub providing a warm welcome with fine food, beer and coffee. There is an outside seating area and childrens' playground.

Millennium Cross
The stone cross at the entrance to the car park was commissioned by Canterbury City Council with assistance from the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury Cathedral to commemorate two thousand years of Christianity. The cross was carved from Portland Stone by the cathedral stone masons. The design is based on the original Reculver Cross, fragments of which survive in Canterbury Cathedral. There are other
Millennium Crosses at Whitstable and Canterbury.

North Kent Maritime Heritage Trail
Reculver is one of a series of sites along the Kent coast from Chatham to Dover where visitor facilities are being improved with funding from the European Union. These sites will eventually form a linked trail.

Geology
The coastal cliffs between Reculver and Herne Bay are composed of soft sands and clays which were laid down in shallow seas 60 million years ago. The cliffs are up to 30 metres in height and clearly show the different geological layers

Erosion
The coast at Reculver is eroding approximately 1 to 2 metres a year. When the Romans built the fort the sea was 2km away. The church was demolished in 1809 when parishioners were scared it was falling into the sea. The Towers, however, were bought and protected by Trinity House as a landmark for shipping. Today the struggle to protect the Towers from the sea continues and new sea defences were built in the 1990's.

Beach
A small bathing beach to the cast of the Towers provides opportunity for swimming and relaxing on the sand.

Walks
Waymarked trails from the Visitor Centre provide an
opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside, coast and marshland.

Wildlife
Each year thousands of birds visit Reculver stopping off on long migrations to and from the arctic. In winter the site is good for Brent Geese and wading birds such as Turnstone. During the summer Sand Martins nest in the cliffs. The grassland on the cliff tops is one of the few remaining wallflower meadows and home to butterflies and Skylarks.


Waterways Caravan Park

Reculver
Kent, South East England
United Kingdom
CT6 6ST
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