Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Tankerton Slopes beach huts

On Saturday we decided to make the most of the weather and headed off to Tankerton Slopes near Whitstable on the Kent coast. It's well worth a visit for the views a the top sof the slopes, the beautiful old (and new) beach huts, local shops and cafes. It has a shingle beach with timber groynes and sand and at low tide it is possible to walk out to sea on a natural causeway known as 'The Street'. At this state of tide there is a fair bit of sand and a few rock pools to explore.

It was quite misty when we arrived and the tide was on the turn but we managed to walk The Street  strip of sand and Moss had a dip in the sea with a new friend he met.

beach hut
Whitstable and Tankerton Slopes are only a short drive from our house, about 25 mins. The beach allows dog walking up until May 1st, after that they have to remain on the lead at all times. I'm not too keen going there in the height of the season unless its very early in the morning before the crowds arrive.

I took along my Orla Kiely inspired granny square blanket to photograph on a beach hut (the free pattern is availbale on my Blog or Ravelry). Doesn't it match the duck egg blue so well? The next time I pop back I'll have my Cath Kidston inspired vintage granny blanket to photograph, just waiting for another yarn delivery of colours I've run out of then its full speed ahead to finish it. With a mini heatwave on the way in the UK this week I doubt if I'll be needing it!


mamasmercantile said...

What a wonderful photo opportunity, the blanket looks amazing on the beach hut. A beautiful make.

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

thank you, and it was a lovely beach walk