As soon as the first rays of sunshine hit the Kentish Coast I am out on the beach, decked out in my bikini and slathered in sun cream, desperate to soak up as much of the warmth as possible. Like many Brits, I’m not very optimistic about the weather and so make sure I make the most of every second.
Broadstairs is one of my favorite East-Kent beach towns due to its charming beach huts and winding ancient streets. Charles Dickens spent his summers here and is rumoured to have penned and based Bleak House in the town. Head away from the busy main beach and follow the coast to the left where quieter stretches of sand are sheltered by chalky cliffs. A lovely day spent lazing on the beach and hopping between rustic English pubs. Let’s hope this heat-wave lasts!