Vacationing in Kent

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  • Salaman 14 May 2012 14:11:56 19,602 posts
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    Come July, I will get to spend my first full week of vacation with my 2.5 yr old daughter. Well our first full week together full stop actually.

    I've been thinking of where to go and I want something that's not too far away, no more than 4 hours of driving. My sister lives 4hours away and we've managed that in by car last year.

    I've started looking at renting a holiday home in Kent. Getting from Belgium to Folkestone by Eurotunnel only takes a good 3.5 hours. So something relatively close by in Kent, possibly on the coast would be cool.

    I've looked around one or two websites and there's a variety of little 2 bedroom vacation homes around Ken. Some right at the seaside, some nearby but I don't really know the area too well. I'm not sure what towns are a definite avoid and which are cool.

    Any tips from the EG crowd? Ta.
  • mrpon 14 May 2012 14:13:17 29,562 posts
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    meme will be along shortly.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • Alastair 14 May 2012 14:14:49 16,405 posts
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    Broadstairs is very nice.
    Margate less so.
  • glaeken 14 May 2012 14:17:05 11,265 posts
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    Not sure I have any recommendations but I will say Dover is a shit hole so avoid. Though the castle there is actually well worth a day trip if you are at all into that sort thing. It has Roman, Saxon, Norman, Napoleonic and WW2 bits to see.

    Edited by glaeken at 14:18:27 14-05-2012

    Edited by glaeken at 14:19:11 14-05-2012
  • billythekid 14 May 2012 14:17:21 11,397 posts
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    The beautiful Cunt Kentryside.
  • TheSaint 14 May 2012 14:54:34 14,827 posts
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    I think I'd be tempted to head along the coast a little to East Sussex.
  • Salaman 14 May 2012 15:04:27 19,602 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    meme will be along shortly.
    glol

    Hmm .. now I'm already weary of any place mentioned.

    So yeah, ... vacation/holiday ... aren't they interchangeable?
    Dover I've been to for the ferry, didn't strike me as a place to go stay for a week. I did see a place in Margate on one of these site.
  • Salaman 14 May 2012 15:08:54 19,602 posts
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    Hmm east Sussex doesn't look like it'ss too far off either. I guess when I wrote Kent I meant "the whole area within anhour's drive of Folkestone" which I assumed was all Kent.

    Been to Rye, which is lovely. Also passed through Hastings. Not so nice.
  • glaeken 14 May 2012 15:22:42 11,265 posts
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    Really what you are going to find a lot of if you go to Kent or Sussex is old seaside resorts and they are all pretty similar. So think Brighton if you have been there as an example and you will get the general idea.

    Hastings is one of these but is more run down than most so that would be at the lower end of the spectrum. Brighton is probably at up the upper end.

    Edited by glaeken at 15:23:42 14-05-2012
  • Salaman 14 May 2012 15:37:08 19,602 posts
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    That makes sense actually glaeken. When we passed through Hastings it stuck me as very reminiscent of Brighton but a lot more run down.

    I will have a two year old in tow and she can find amusement in anything from sand and sea to a cracked pavement stone, so we'll do OK I reckon.
    :-)
  • mal 14 May 2012 15:45:29 22,830 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    So yeah, ... vacation/holiday ... aren't they interchangeable?
    Certainly not in America, where 'holiday' seems to be taken to mean public holiday, and a vacation is the other sort of holiday.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Load_2.0 14 May 2012 16:07:02 19,670 posts
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    I wouldn't stay in Kent, with all the raping that goes on. I know a lolad of people that have been raped whilst on holiday there.

    Oh wait, no, that's Turkey.
  • Razz 14 May 2012 16:07:03 61,655 posts
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    Hastings isn't so bad, the markets are awesome and there are some really nice hiking arounfd the cliffs.

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  • LeoliansBro 14 May 2012 16:18:02 44,956 posts
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    Canterbury, Whitstable if you like seafood, or a cottage somewhere proper countrified.

    I'd do the latter tbh.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Salaman 14 May 2012 16:27:20 19,602 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Canterbury, Whitstable if you like seafood, or a cottage somewhere proper countrified.

    I'd do the latter tbh.
    It's also an option. It's what I started out looking for but then these sea-side places popped up whilst I was looking into holiday homes to rent and I thought it might be cool for the little one to be across the road from a beach.
  • Gruff 14 May 2012 17:20:41 2,947 posts
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    You will be astonished at what beauty is to behold in Gillingham, the Train Station is a modern architectural wonder, and Priestfield road, the mighty Gillingham FC's ground is just a scant 5 minutes from the station (if your being chased by the inbred locals)

    enjoy!

    Edited by Gruff at 17:22:37 14-05-2012

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  • glaeken 14 May 2012 17:28:25 11,265 posts
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    Ah yes the wonderfully picturesque Medway towns. Best to avoid the unholy trinity.

    That would also go for the sunny Isle of Sheppy :) Unless you like hanging out with people with no necks and who wear a lot of gold jewellery.

    Edited by glaeken at 17:31:38 14-05-2012
  • Blakester 14 May 2012 17:44:24 3,664 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Hastings isn't so bad, the markets are awesome and there are some really nice hiking arounfd the cliffs.
    This for sure.

    The actual seafront has seen better days, but walking along the cliff and into the firehills is wonderful. The walks elevate Hastings above Brighton for our "day at the coast" of choice.

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

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