Motorhoming in England | Discovering East Sussex / Kent’s Coastal Beauty
If you can catch Kent & East Sussex’s ‘mother nature’ in a kind mood, you’ll be provided with some of England’s most idyllic of scenery. From the open heathlands of the Ashdown Forest to the dunes at Camber Sands you’ll find plenty to explore… Just don’t forget a cream tea in one of it’s most picturesque villages at Mayfield…
But creep a little further east and you’ll delve into Kent and its collection of castles, historic royal residences and famous cities/towns including Canterbury or Royal Tunbridge Wells.
So what did we find in East Sussex / Kent
It really has been a few days of calm seas, blue sky and acres of East Sussex’s coastal cliffs, caves and coastal shores to explore with our young Labrador (Tizzy). Just perfect for young adventurers (both the two legged and four legged variety!)
And with over 200 seaside pitches… you could do far worse than base yourself in the ‘Camping and Caravanning Club’s‘ grassy campsite near Norman’s Bay. Quiet, but full of other families… it’s got a relaxed atmosphere that makes it the perfect place to return to after yet another seaside adventure with our four legged friend!
In fact, we’ve even helped write an article for the ‘Wales Online’ newspaper about ‘RoadSchooling our Children across Europe’….(see here) …. but did you know that East Sussex and Kent lay claim to some of England’s finest road schooling opportunities?
There’s plenty for all ages to enjoy…. from kite surfing on Camber Sands to the high ropes adventures at Go Ape at Bedgebury Forest…. but for those that want to combine a little learning… you can tread in Winnie the Pooh’s footsteps when visiting the ‘Hundred Acre Wood’ in the Ashdown Forest… or recounter Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales inside the historic city walls… or even grab a geography lesson at Beachy Head like us.
But it doesn’t have to cost a small fortune, if like us you a family to consider, here are ‘14 ideas for a free weekend‘ in and around Kent/ East Sussex (see here)
Look at those happy smiling faces, do you think we enjoyed it!!!
Fancy a different perspective?
For us as parents, our European Roadtrip has been about celebrating what’s available across Europe… Not just learning about it in a book but actually experiencing it at first hand… Just imagine the smell of sea salt in your nostrils as the sea kelp catches your leg as you stroll through some of England’s most glorious coastal gems.
For us, it’s been a blissful few days to enjoy time together with the girl’s grandparents after a busy few weeks on the road.
If you’re looking for more, why not try one of these:-
- Brittany Coastline, France – click here
- Pembrokeshire Coastline, Wales – click here
- Syracuse, Sicily – click here
- Charente-Maritime Coastline, France – click here
- Argyll Coastline, Scotland – click here
- Algarve Coastline, Portugal – click here
- Northumberland Coastline, England – click here
- Korcula Island, Croatia – click here
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