2020 Events and Activities

What's on 2020

Public events and activities are run by the Thanet Coast Project with the help of volunteers - mainly Coastal Wardens/Guardians.  Unfortunately in 2020, the majority of these events were cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.  However, a small team of volunteers were involved on a new project to film some of our shoreline species by running virtual seashore safaris = so that we can view what life can be found on our shores online instead! 

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

 There are numerous practical opportunities for volunteers to help on the coast - see 'Coastal Wardens', Beach Cleans & 'Coastbusters'.  

Advice on school/group visits can be found under the learning section on this website (for when there are no restrictions on numbers).

Thanet Coast Project events:   

What we didn't do last summmer: - proposed 2020 TCP events unfortunately summer events are cancelled in line with the current government coronavirus advice & measures.

Please view here for latest Public health adviceIn Thanet, there is a Beach Management Plan 2020 (helping us to return safely to our beaches) with Beach Safety Information - (compilation & bylaws); & Beaches & Byelaws infographic sheet (2020) 

For the: Latest coronavirus information


Virtual Seashore Safaris exploring Thanet’s chalk rocky shore for its fascinating rockpool wildlife for you to see and explore yourself.  This series of videos have been produced by Thanet Coast volunteers to enable you to enjoy virtual safaris and see what they found (as  all summer events in 2020 were cancelled due to coronavirus access restrictions) 


New Virtual Seashore Safaris (August 2020): view online (1-5) 


Further advice to help you explore:




Coastal Warden/Guardian - Introductory Training

This is the introductory course for new volunteers to help as Coastal Wardens/Guardians on the North East Kent coast which includes the NE Kent MPA (from Whitstable to Sandwich Bay).

Volunteers adopt a local bay or stretch of coastline and help look after local marine and bird life in your patch. We will take you through the history of the North East Kent Marine Protected Area (NEKMPA) and the management scheme, your role as a coastal warden/guardian and how you can help.

  • TBC - Note: All new volunteers will need to complete an online registration form first, before getting an invite to book on this course nearer the time.




Other Opportunities & Events:

Other opportunities and events around the coast include:  

Coastal Wardens/Guardians/Volunteering

Local people can get actively involved with looking after their own chosen stretch of coastline by enrolling as a NEKMPA Coastal Warden with activities and training opportunities throughout the year.    In addition, you can volunteer to join the 'Coastbusters' (non-native species control teams - currently targeting Pacific Oysters) around NE Kent - just send us a email if you would like to get involved or with 'Making a Buzz for the Coast' - with task days

Coastal Community Beach Hut

Games, crafts and educational resources on Margate & Ramsgate Main Sands particularly suitable for community groups with young families: Find out more  

Beach Cleans for Community Groups

Community groups can organise their own beach cleans, or join in with ones that are currently organised by local groups.  Find out more or join an event! 

School/Group Excursions 

Schools, clubs or large group excursions can view the variety of marine and coastal wildlife around the Thanet coastline depending upon the tide being in or out; and see evidence of coastal erosion, run beach inspired activities, or just visit for general coastal leisure opportunities.  More information  (who to notify, bay facilities and online resources) for when coroavirus restrictions are relaxed to allow this activity again.



For more information:

More events around in the area can be found at:

Mobility Access:  Many of our beaches have 'all terrain wheelchairs' available for booking for anyone with mobility impairment. For further information and for donations to help this superb charity, please visit the website: Beach Within Reach  

Thanet Coast (NEKMPA)

c/o Thanet District Council,

PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ
United Kingdom




Tony Child

Thanet Coast (NE Kent Marine Protected Area) Officer

Telephone: +44 (0) 1843 577672

(based in Manston Road Depot)



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