What's On - 2013 Events & Activities
Please note that the Thanet Coast Project work is changing!
Many of the 2013 activities are now community
events and activities - through the 'Footprints in the Sands'
project, or for school educational visits - see Local community activities.
Local people can also enrol on free training activities if
you join the NE Kent EMS (Thanet
Coast) warden scheme to help look after your
local patch of the coast.
The events and activities below are open to the public
Great Eggcase Hunt - Margate
Join the Shark Trust, The Cooperative
and Thanet Coast Project to search for shark egg cases and
then create a marine art masterpiece on the beach. (Lasts for
1.5hrs; suitable for 4-14s and family groups!)
- Fri 31 May -
Margate Main Sands
families & visitors who would like to take part,
can now book using the same link - so even if
you are not a Coop member (please complete details, and put "Thanet
Coast Project" where asked for Membership number) and you will be
forwarded further information soon!
Rocky Shore Safaris
Explore Thanet’s chalky rocky shore for
rockpool wildlife, with help on hand to help identify your finds!
Identification sheet & equipment provided. Wear suitable
footwear for rockpools! (Events last for 2 hrs; suitable for ALL
the family & particularly 4-14s; £-small charge pp).
- Wed 31 July, 12:30pm -
Botany Bay, Broadstairs
- Thur 1 August, 1:30pm - Nayland
Rock/Margate Main Sands (Beach Blast Fun
- Fri 2 August, 2:30pm -
Stone Bay, Broadstairs
- Tues 13 August, 9:30am -
Minnis Bay, Birchington
- Wed 14 August, 10:30am -
West Bay, Westgate
- Sat 17 August, 2:30pm -
Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs
- Please Book: bookings will open
- Note: Safaris are also taking place
for community groups - see Local
Beachwatch Big Weekend 2013
Join a Beach clean and litter survey, as a
part of the Marine Conservation Society’s annual national campaign.
Surveys and cleans last approx. 2.5 hours - gloves, sticks and
bags provided thanks to support from Cummins Power Generation.
You can join one of these organised events:
Download and display: Thanet Coast Beach Cleans 2013 -
Poster (PDF, 264KB)
- Sat 21 Sept, 10am -
Birchington along the refreshing Northern
This clean starts at the very
western end of Minnis Bay
along the 'northern sea wall' beaches, heading towards
Meet: Outside 'The Minnis
Restaurant', Minnis Bay, Birchington CT7 9QP.
- Sat 21 Sept, 2.30pm -
Pegwell Bay Beachwatch
Cliffsend - 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).
Kent Coastal Week Week
The "Changing Coast" is the
theme of various events and activities all around Kent to raise
awareness of our everchanging dynamic coastline. Look out for
the flagship event in Margate and events on Sunday 27
October. 'climate change’ all around the Thanet & Kent
- 26 October – 3 November 2013 - TBC
For more information on our
Many more events in the area are listed on the following