One of the huge plus-points of renting with Ramsgate Rooms is that you will be living very close to the glorious Isle of Thanet coastline. As summer starts to wind down there is still plenty of time to enjoy the beaches before winter sets in. In these stressful times taking yourself down to the quieter bays is a real tonic. It’s a great way to maintain a good work-life balance and mental wellbeing.
Nestled under the towering chalk cliffs, Louisa Bay is a small, sandy beach that is fully covered at high tide. It doesn’t take long for the sea to recede enough to get a good swim and the water is nice and deep just a few steps away from the promenade. As the tide goes out further, seaweed-adorned chalk and flint rocks with dozens of crystal-clear rock pools are revealed. There is a little beach cafe on the walkway too, where it is very easy to sit and watch the world go by.
Dumpton Gap beach is accessible by either walking round from Viking Bay or by approaching along the clifftop, where there really is a gap in the chalk coastline. The high tide comes all the way up to the promenade at the bottom of the path and goes far out at low tide, revealing a multitude of chalk rock pools. You’d find it hard not to notice some of the marine wildlife here. Crabs, barnacles, mussels, barnacles, starfish and anemones are the usual creatures you will come across if you send some time rockpooling.
So next time you start to feel stressed, just nip down to one of Thanet’s quieter beaches to unwind. You’ll also get to know your area better which helps us to feel more connected. If you carry on the habit all year round it will do wonders for your health!