This What’s On is the public events and activities run by the Thanet Coast Project with the help of volunteers – such as our Coastal Wardens. For Safety information – please see the bottom of this page. A new program of public events has been drawn up and is currently submitted to Thanet Council for events for the Easter & summer school holidays. 2023 Thanet Coast Project – Public Events (PDF, 2.1MB)
As part of the Marine Conservation Society’s quarterly Beachwatch litter survey and clean – led by the Thanet Coast Project, in conjunction with the Kent Wildlife Trust. This clean is within the Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve. These cleans and surveys take place 4 times a year – just click on the date link below to book to help and for more details about the task.
(for other beach cleans, please look at ‘How to Help: Beach Cleans‘ webpage)
HEALTH ADVICE: We would like you to be vigilant and safe on our coast: here’s the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information; and local and national Bird Flu advice; and bathing water quality classifications and results for you to take into account.
ORDER: Thanet ‘Beaches and Coast Public Space Protection Order’ (PSPO) replaced the former coastal bylaws in 2021 and is supported by the Beach & Coast PSPO code of conduct. Beach & Coast PSPO Sign & Thanet Beach & Coast Code of Conduct Booklet (PDF, 7.1MB)
ADVICE: You can help reduce your impact on the coast by following the voluntary Thanet Coastal Codes for different recreational activities
Local people can get actively involved with looking after their own chosen stretch of coastline by enrolling as a NEKMPA Coastal Warden with activities and training opportunities throughout the year. In addition, you can volunteer to join the ‘Coastbusters’ (non-native species control teams – currently targeting Pacific Oysters) around NE Kent; or with ‘Making a Buzz for the Coast’ – with task days or Bird Wise East Kent for our internationally important bird life.
A series of events to raise awareness of the thousands of winter migratory birds that come to the Thanet coast – thanks to fundings from SAMMs – with three officers running free educational events at various locations along the Thanet and Canterbury coastline from their new eye-catching Bird Wise van. Designed to help people wise up to bird disturbance and learn about our coastal birds. The Bird Wise team will also be driving to schools across Thanet and Canterbury district to deliver lessons to pupils. Event details are on @BirdwiseEK on Twitter, Facebook and website.
Community groups can organise their own beach cleans, or join in with ones that are currently organised by local groups. Find out more or join an event!
Online advice and a Notification scheme for school/group visits can be found under the learning section on this website. Schools, clubs or large group excursions can enjoy the beaches – including looking at the variety of coastal wildlife around the Thanet coast (depending upon the tide being in or out); and see evidence of coastal erosion, run beach inspired activities, or just visit for general coastal leisure opportunities. More information – includes who to notify, bay facilities and online resources.
Mobility Access: Many of our beaches have ‘all terrain wheelchairs’ available for booking for anyone with mobility impairment. For further information and for donations to help this superb charity, please visit the website: Beach Within Reach
The Thanet Coast Project gratefully acknowledges a grant from Southern Water and donations from Haeckels of Margate to ensure that we can continue our remit and work.