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Discovering UK South-East coast

Despite the London “lockdown” which, in our opinion, was quite ridiculous, the need to go out and do something different was growing day by day. So we decided to rent a car and start our tour “on the road” exploring the South East coast of the United Kingdom.

The first destination was Margate, a small town on the North East coast of Kent, about 20 miles north of Dover.

The city center is dominated by the clock tower and Margate beach, certainly a very nice place to visit, although we have preferred to continue towards the Botany Bay area to see the cliffs…

Here we made a nice stop and went to the beach for a walk…

Then we continued our tour going south, passing through Ramsgate, where you will find a nice marina, reaching up to Deal Castle…

For obvious security reasons, in this period, the castle was temporarily closed, so we took the opportunity to take a walk along the beach given the immediate proximity…

From there we continued first towards Walmer castle, unfortunately closed too, and then towards Dover, making another stop at St. Margarets Cliffs and Bay…

As you can see from the picture, the view is worth the little detour. From there it takes just a few minutes to reach Dover, where we stopped directly in the Marina area, as the castle was temporarily closed…

So we took the opportunity to take a long walk on the pier of the marina and capture some other shots with a definitely better view…

Once we left Dover behind us, we continued our journey toward south, passing through Hythe Beach, another nice spot along the coast, up to Hasting, yet another seaside resort in this part of the United Kingdom…

Our next destination, once we left Kent and access East Sussex, it could only be Eastbourne, A well-known tourist destination in this region, this city boasts a very nice pier, typical of the coastal cities of the United Kingdom, wide beaches and various tourist attractions…

In the Eastbourne area, we discovered what later becames our favorite destination; “The Beachy Head Lighthouse”…

Here you must go for a nice walk on the cliffs, even if is a bit hard, is definitely worth once at the top, both sides, the Belle Tout Lighthouse and the Beachy Head Lighthouse…

It takes just a few minutes, but intense, to walk to reach the summit, which will give you a breathtaking view overlooking the sea…

Just close by, if you are looking for another very panoramic corner, and you love photography, we cannot mention to you Seven Sisters Cliffs…

This area is really beautiful, especially at sunset or if you have a sports car; in this regard, take a look at our post on the Jaguar F-Type Convertible!

The road to Newhaven is really a lot of fun; always pay attention to others, because the area, especially on a beautiful sunny day, is always very busy.

Staying in East Sussex, we couldn’t help taking a trip to Brighton; this well-known tourist resort boasts over 5 miles of beaches, and several attractions, first of all probably the usual pier…

Although Brighton is considered one of the favorite destinations by Londoners, also thanks to its proximity to the capital of the United Kingdom of less than 60 miles, we can say that it is certainly not one of our…

Continuing our journey toward west, we passed through Shoreham by Sea first and then Worthing, another seaside resort in the west of Sussex, and then we made a small detour to Arundel Castle…

Obviously we didn’t have the chance to visit this castle too, so we hope to have more luck in the future.

The next stops were in Bognor Regis, another resort with nice beaches, and Selsey…

Selsey is a maritime city located in the south of the Manhood peninsula in West Sussex. Even here we really enjoyed a nice walk on the seafront where, in addition to nature, we could see typical houses close to the beach with large panoramic windows…

We then continuing towards Hayling Island which certainly deserves at least a stop for some shots…

Our final destination on this tour was Portsmouth. Last but not least, from here will start our next journey to discover the rest of the South of UK…

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