The Kent staycation photo diary

Who doesn’t love a holiday?

It’s something we usually associate with jetting off to hot places, but a holiday in the UK can be just as good.

In August we spent a week on the Kent coast in Broadstairs. Here’s what we got up to!

Day 1

We spent our first day in the town just enjoying the beautiful sunshine. This kind of weather seems a distant memory now!

While we were there it was Folk Week in Broadstairs, which is what it says on the tin – a week long folk festival. To be honest, it isn’t my favourite time to visit because everywhere gets so busy, but things are a bit more lively than usual.

Apart from bands at all the pubs in town, Folk Week is all about the morris dancing, as you can see!

Day 2

On our second day we did one of our favourite walks, along the coast to Ramsgate. The views along the way are beautiful and it’s usually a very peaceful walk – although it was a little busier than usual thanks to Folk Week and the school holidays.

After the walk, we quite often refuel at Peter’s Fish Factory, where the fish and chips are just incredible.

Ramsgate is quite up and coming and it’s great to see that new things are opening around the harbour area. We favour a bar on the far side of the harbour called The Arch – the perfect place to kick back with a Pimm’s!

On the walk back we picked some blackberries on the clifftop. Being city dwellers we don’t often see blackberries which we fancy eating, so this was quite novel for us!

Day 3

There was a slightly dodgy weather forecast for this day, so we decided to head to Canterbury for a spot of shopping.

Canterbury is very photogenic and is great for shopping, so it’s a nice place to spend a few hours.

In the evening we went to a pub which has the most amazing views of Pegwell Bay, and watched the sun set.

Day 4

Broadstairs is home to one of our absolutely favourite restaurants – Wyatt and Jones. So when we go to visit we always make sure to eat there at least once.

We started off our fourth day with a Wyatt and Jones breakfast. They do a half English which is perfect for me! Then I had a hot chocolate which was honestly the best hot chocolate I’ve had anywhere, it was seriously divine.

Another favourite haunt of ours is The Royal Albion Hotel, which has an extensive terrace at the back with lovely views of the sea. We spent a fair few afternoons there drinking Pimm’s and watching various folk bands play. Not to mention keeping ourselves going with some of their amazing cheesy chips!

Day 5

On our last day before travelling home we headed back towards Ramsgate and took in a cream tea at the Italiante Glasshouse tea garden. It was such a beautiful place – so beautiful that I did a whole separate post on it with loads of photos. So, you can read more about the glasshouse here.

4 thoughts on “The Kent staycation photo diary

  1. Nia says:

    Wow you had great weather down there! It’s been awful in Wales this summer!

    There’s such lovely places in and around the Kent coast – I kind of wish I’d made more of an effort to see them when I was living down there, although we did make it to Broadstairs a few times 🙂 That glasshouse looks stunning!


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