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Kents Best Beaches! Part 1

As many know the county of Kent as the ‘Garden of England’ they tend to assume that the best parts of Kent are based in the rolling hills and dales of the county’s countryside, orchards and fields… without pausing to consider the AMAZING beaches and coastline that we are blessed with in our little corner of the UK.

Aahhhh, the simple pleasures of a British beach holiday...

Not to take anything away from the gorgeous countryside- but here at Mulberry Cottages we fully believe that variety is the spice of life and as such would like to introduce, you over the course of a couple of weeks,  to the best of Kent’s beaches and (what a coincidence!) the best places to stay close by…


Satnav postcode: CT21 6DE

The inviting expanse of Hythe beach

A steep shingle beach, with a promenade running behind it. It’s a great place for fishing, strolling, sunbathing, swimming, kite-flying and watersports. Nearby Fishermans’ Beach is a working beach, where catches are processed and prepared for delivery to hotels and restaurants. A retail shop provides fresh, smoked and frozen fish and also shellfish…

…where can I cook up my catch nearby.. I hear you cry! Why not take a break in our gorgeous Windmill Cottage. Situated a short walk from the beach and decorated with a peaceful, nautical theme- the cottage benefits from a sunny courtyard garden and conservatory to catch the last rays of the day as well as a spacious, fully equipped kitchen to prepare a seafood feast in the evening!

The sun trap courtyard at Windmill Cottage, perfect for a summer aperitif or seafood starter!


Folkestone Beach

Satnav postcode: CT19 6AU

The sweeping sand and shingle beach at Folkestone

Sand and shingle beach in a bay, a great place to collect fossils or go fishing. You can take a long walk with beautiful views in either direction. Best of all is the lift that takes you to the beach. Recently re-opened by the Folkestone Leas Lift Community Interest Company, this water-powered funicular offers a stylish way to descend to the beach below, for a day of swimming, reading on the prom or skipping stones!

If you fancy a break by the beach with some added ‘WOW’, then look no further than our luxurious property right on the beach, Strangway beach house. With an interior straight out of a design magazine, balconies from every bedroom and a fully retractable glass panel, allowing you to take your meals within metres of the surf- Strangway Beach house would be ideal for a really special break.

The jaw dropping Strangway Beach House... Can life get any better?!


Stay tuned for more to come!



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