Local community activities

There are more opportunities for local community groups/visitors, and schools to have their own events or activities planned for a small cost, in addition to the Thanet Coast Project events (shown under What's on): 

Destination Thanet Coast (2015- 3/2017)

This project aims to establish a more sustainable events and activities programme for local groups or visitors to access our internationally important coastline - Thanet's largest open space.  Keep a look out on the Thanet Tourism's Discover Destination Thanet's Coast for listings.  It is funded through the Coastal Communities Fund.

The project aims to build capacity for volunteering on the coast, and includes both natural and historic heritage components. 

Telephone: +44 (0) 1843 577153 or 577023


Educational Events & Activities (School Excursions) 

The Thanet Coast Project can assist with your educational excursions to the Thanet Coast - and can assist activities such as 'Seashore Safaris' ( looking at the shorelife diversity and adaptation on the Thanet Coast's chalk reef) to 'Scavenger Hunts' and 'Beach Cleans'. 

Get in contact with the Thanet Coast Project, to discuss tailored events, costs or to find out more: thanet.coast@thanet.gov.uk 


In the Canterbury area, you can contact the Foreshore Services at Canterbury City Council on 01227 266719.

Thanet Coast (NEKMPA)

c/o Thanet District Council,

PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ
United Kingdom




Tony Child

Thanet Coast (NE Kent Marine Protected Area) Officer

Telephone: +44 (0) 1843 577672

(based in Manston Road Depot)