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What's On - 2014 Events & Activities

Please note that the Thanet Coast Project work is changing!  The community events and activities - previously delivered through the 'Footprints in the Sands' Lottery funded project - including school educational visits - has ended.  A small number of public events are run - mainly with assistance from volunteers, particularly the NEKMPA Coastal Wardens - see below.

2014 Thanet Coast (NEKMPA) Public Events - poster (362KB,PDF)

2014 - Summer Events flyer (PDF, 950KB)


COASTAL WARDENS - Local people can still get actively involved with looking after their own chosen stretch of coastline by enroling as a NEKMPA 'Coastal Wardens' (formerly the Thanet coastal warden scheme) with activities and free training opportunities throughout the year!


BEACH CLEANS for COMMUNITY GROUPS. Any community groups that would like to organise their own beach clean, should get in touch to borrow beach clean equipment (gloves, bags, sticks, hoops, sharps box etc.)



Beachwatch Big Weekend 2014 - Thanet

This is your chance to do something for your local coastline!  

Join a beach clean and litter survey, as a part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean  (19-23 Sept) on this national campaign.  Our events (below) lasts for 2.5 hours. Equipment - gloves, sticks and bags - are provided, we just need your energy and enthusiasm to help!


  • Sat 20 Sept, 10.30am – Plumpudding, Birchington

Clean along the refreshing ‘Northern Sea Wall’ beaches at the very western end of Minnis Bay, heading towards Reculver. 

Meet: Outside 'The Minnis Restaurant', Minnis Bay, Birchington CT7 9QP.


  • Sat 20 Sept, 2.30pm - Pegwell Bay, Cliffsend 

Clean along the National Nature Reserve beach, near to the chalk cliffs. 

Meet: On the beach below the former hoverport access road

(nr Viking Ship Picnic Site, Cliffsend CT12 5HY).



 (click here to go to booking screen)



Alternatively, you can also help local volunteers to record and clean beach litter in these local bays over the same long weekend:


  • Whiteness Bay, Broadstairs (19 Sept, 2pm)
  • St Mildred's Bay (20 Sept, 3pm)
  • Walpole Bay, Cliftonville (21 Sept, 5:30pm)
  • Studd Hill Beach, Herne Bay (21 Sept, 10:30am)
  • Grenham Bay, Birchington (21 Sept, 3pm)
  • Epple Bay, Birchington (22 Sept, 3:30pm)


Please get in contact with us for further details of these additional events,

or go direct to register at








The next programme of public activities will commmence in Spring 2015. 


For more information:




Many more events in the area are listed on the following websites: