Reculver Country Park

Reculver Country Park, Herne Bay: Address, Phone Number, Reculver Country Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Reculver Country Park
4.5
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Tamara C
London, UK10 contributions
Nice countryside area, impressive towers on the seafront
Jun 2021
Nice walks in each direction from the towers, and cycle rides.
Cafe by the towers with toilets.
Not a lot to do there- it is a landmark with nice scenery.
Written June 27, 2021
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Geoff H
Cranbrook, UK12,122 contributions
A marvelous place for walking
May 2021
This is a marvelous place for walking and exercising. You can walk for miles just drinking in Nature's beauty. There are glorious views over Reculver Beach and the sea towards Herne Bay and the Reculver Towers; ideal for photographs. There are two car parks, one by the Park's centre and toilets and one opposite The Ethelbert Inn. At this latter car park there is a Millenium Cross and at the other cr park there id the HatHats Coffee Company, ideal for take-away snacks and drinks.
Written May 12, 2021
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK775 contributions
Great opportunities for photographers, walkers and nature lovers alike.
Apr 2021
We visited the Reculver Country Park as part of our walk along the Viking coastal trail from Minnis Bay. There are two reasonably sized (pay & display) car parks here and we also noticed that public busses serve the area. If you are looking for food and drink, there are a couple of cafes here and also a public house. There is a visitors centre (not open on the day of our visit due to covid restrictions), and public toilets. Arriving in the area around lunch time on a midweek day, we had a good look around before returning the way we had come back to Minnis Bay.
On Arrival at Reculver, the visitor has a number of options, there is a good sized grassed area complete with some picnic tables for those who just want to enjoy the ambience. There are some nice coastal walks in either direction leading from here and giving views over the Thames Estuary, and the main attraction is arguably the ruined church on the high ground with its two towers visible for miles around. Huge boulders have been placed on the shoreline to protect against the coastal erosion which originally led to the church's demise in the 19th century.
Adjacent to the church the visitor can find traces of the Roman fort that once stood here which together with its ‘sister’ fort at Richborough controlled access to the River Wantsum channel which originally made Thanet an island separate from Kent.
The area offers great opportunities for photographers, walkers and nature lovers alike.
Written April 20, 2021
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Nathanael Y
Nottingham, UK298 contributions
A great free day out
May 2020 • Couples
A lovely setting to walk around the ruins and to imagine what life was like 1000 years ago. As I can't visit again due to distance I have found Recluver towers in assassin's creed valhalla
Written February 13, 2021
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kay
Kent, UK212 contributions
a beautiful area!
Jun 2020
(visited in june 2019)
absolutely love this area, i find it gets overlooked by herne bay/whitstable but well worth the extra 5 minutes in the car to get to. a beautiful photography and picnic spot, would recommend a wander to anyone!
Written November 17, 2020
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Geoff H
Cranbrook, UK12,122 contributions
A great place for walking
Sep 2020
The Reculver Country Park is a great place for walking and having a picnic. Not only that, there is also the historical Reculver Towers (certainly worth walking up to) and the site of a Roman fort. There is a shingle beach as well. The pay and display car park is opposite the King Ethelbert Inn (which serves meals) and, not that far away, is the HatHats Coffee Company (which serves drinks and snacks)
Written September 14, 2020
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BT3rd
Datchet, UK5,632 contributions
Good spot for a picnic
Aug 2020 • Couples
On this glorious sunny day the towers stood out against the blue sky and the sea twinkled in the sea breeze. There is a shingle beach just down from the towers, but besides the ruin there is a good seafront walk.
Written August 7, 2020
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Teresa S
Chatham, UK489 contributions
Sea side walk
Jun 2020 • Couples
Amazing views of the towers and fort. Lovely flat sea front promenade, walked all the way to minus Bay and back. Car park near the front £1:30 per hr. Small cafe selling drink ice cream etc. Grassed area for picnic etc. A few picnic tables available. Prince Elthelbert public house on the sea front. Closed due to covid 19. Very nice area lovely any time of the year. Well defo be visiting again.
Written June 3, 2020
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PeteJ8888
Whitstable, UK227 contributions
Good walks
Apr 2020
Good beach and cliff top walks with attractions, the Roman Church remains at the east end, and a mile west, Bishopstone Glen. Extended promenade walks & cycling route both ways. Pub. Good parking.
Written May 11, 2020
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Monceaufox
63 contributions
Saturday visit
Oct 2019
The old visitor centre has gone however still a great place to visit with as extras a cafe and pub. Beware of the dogs killing rabbits and not on leads!
Written October 19, 2019
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