The Thanet coast - amongst the best wildlife sites around!

This website covers information about the important habitats for marine and bird life around the North East Kent coast.  This information relates to the management of a number of nature conservation designations, known as the North East Kent Marine Protected Area (NEKMPA) which includes the North East Kent European Marine Site (NEKEMS) and the more recent Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). These sites are amongst some of the best wildlife sites in Europe.

The Thanet Coast Project works with local people to help safeguard the wildlife and the coastlines' unique features, and is now reliant on upon 100% grants and donations from public contributions and local businesses. 

Please help support local coastal and marine conservation work if you are able to donate to help our coastal and marine work.


  • Thanet Coast Project events  join us on an event. Note: whilst our summer events may be cancelled in view of current coronavirus mitigation measures; please keep a look out for the latest advice on the events page - & look out for some virtual introductions to some of our shore life species and how you can rock pool safely this summer (August 2020).



Thanetcoastprojectbutton   Nort East Kent Marine Protected Area Scheme

Volunteering on the Thanet Coast   Follow the coastal codes


The Thanet Coast Project gratefully acknowledges donations from Haeckels of Margate to ensure that we can continue our remit and work throughout 2020/21


Surf the North East Kent Coast


Water Safety in Thanet


view the Water Safety DVD produced for schools in Thanet

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