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- Quiet, out of the way site next to the beach
- A haven for cyclists, birdwatchers and dog walkers
- Beach, spectacular sunsets and horse riding on site
No need to be eagle-eyed looking out for a fab and beachy site in Kent: have a stay at the friendly little site of Hawk Place Camping , to be in a wildlife and birdwatching haven among scenery and sunsets so spectacular they were once painted by Turner.
A Kent beach is a pebble's throw from here too, made up of a peacefully secluded stretch that can only be accessed by foot or bike. And if you fancy beach cantering? An equestrian centre is adjacent to the site, running private or group lessons for all ages and levels of experience.
If you're a Londoner, Hawk Place Camping is a topping escape from the city at well under two hours' journey from Victoria to the local train station of Birchington-on-Sea, and although the site is within walking distance of the station, its setting between Minnis Bay and Reculver is set niftily out of the way for quiet stays. (If you're coming by car, Birchington is about an hour and a half from London and is easily accessible from the local Thanet towns.)
It is a small-family run business with simple amenities including a toilet, shower, fresh water point and a waste water disposal. The owners are fairly relaxed and welcome dogs as long as guests respect other visitors and clean up after their pets.
For supplies, Minnis Bay a 15-minute walk away has a couple of restaurants and cafés; Birchington a five-minute drive away has small local shops, supermarkets, pubs and cafés. Barbecues are allowed on site.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Everything... It's a basic campsite but just what we needed ...
Lovely site in a perfect location.
Great stay, campsite in need of a little bit of tlc.
Good site, quite happy there
Brilliant site, 2 minute walk to the beach can't wait to go back!
A hidden gem
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
Birchington: The Square Coach Stop
— 2.0 miles
2.0 miles Westgate-on-Sea Coach Stop — 3.3 miles
3.3 miles Margate: Town Centre Coach Stops — 5.2 miles
- Train stations
Birchington-on-Sea Rail Station
— 1.7 miles
1.7 miles Westgate-on-Sea Rail Station — 3.4 miles
3.4 miles Minster Rail Station — 4.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Ramsgate Ferry Terminal
— 7.5 miles
7.5 miles Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 17.6 miles
17.6 miles Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 18.1 miles
Kent International Airport
— 4.7 miles
4.7 miles London Southend Airport — 27.5 miles
From the A299 turn left at the mini roundabout onto Birchington High Street. Continue on this road about 1.5 miles towards Minnis Bay. Turn left after the last shop [Best One] into Dane Road. Continue on this road until it narrows to a single track where the site is signposted.
This is a cracking part of Kent coast for hikes, bike rides and serene strolls, particularly for those on a weekend city escape... A seawall runs from Minnis Bay a mile and a half from Hawk Place Camping along to Reculver three and a half miles away; as it's tarmaced, cycling, walking or pushing buggies or wheelchairs is a cinch along its length.
The seaside resort of Birchington or Birchington-on-Sea is a five-minute drive away and set between Herne Bay and Margate. It has the eighteenth century manor house, grounds and museum of Quex Park lying to its south, home to the many stuffed African animals of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Three smaller beaches run alongside Birchington's main one of Minnis Bay.
From Birchington, catch a train to other Kent seaside and countryside spots for day tripping, such as Broadstairs, Margate, Herne Bay, Faversham, Chatham and Rochester.
- Turner Contemporary (5.2 miles)
- Howletts Wild Animal Park (9.0 miles)
- St Augustine's Abbey (10.1 miles)
- South Foreland Lighthouse (17.0 miles)
- The White Cliffs of Dover (17.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
Hawk Place Camping cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Hawk Place Camping will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Hired accommodation: £25 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer