A walk from Broadstairs to Margate, Kent
A blustery seaside stroll.
(Photos ©urban75, 29th November 2009)
On a day where the weather seemed to change every ten minutes (see the morning photos from Broadstairs), we braved a coastal walk up to the nearby resort of Margate, a trip of just over 7.5miles (see our route here).
Heading out of Broadstairs, there's a promenade running for a short distance.
It's best not to walk too close to the chalky cliffs as rock falls are common.
Looking back towards Broadstairs.
A runner passes an office chair strategically placed half way up a cliff.
I liked the chair so much, here's another photo.
The promenade ends a short way out of Broadstairs, so we had to walk along a road for a while.
Lighthouse on North Foreland Road. There's some well posh houses around here.
...But none as posh as Kingsland castle overlooking Kingsgate Bay.
Formerly known as Holland House, it was once the home of the unscrupulous C18th politician, Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland. It's now privately owned and converted into posh apartments, with automated gates keeping oiks at bay.
Kingsgate Bay features caves in the chalk cliffs and the Captain Digby public house overlooking one side of the bay.
Old ruined building sadly marooned on a golf course.
Looking out to sea as we approached Margate.
Empty clifftop shelter.
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