Welcome to the Borough of Swale on the North Kent Coast, the perfect blend of seaside resorts and beaches, beautiful countryside, fantastic wildlife and busy towns and villages. Swale has lots to offer, from 'Quality Coast Award Beaches' on the Isle of Sheppey and the vast expanse of marshes, to the busy towns of Sittingbourne and Faversham, and pretty villages nestling in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Swale has excellent connections to London, the rest of Kent, and Europe via the ferry or Channel Tunnel. There are lots of things to see and do, from attractions to the great outdoors, and when the day is over there are plenty of places offering good food and drink.
The modern market town of Sittingbourne and nearby Milton Regis have a rich history in paper-making, brick-making and barge-building. The town offers activities, including swimming at the local leisure centre, Go Karting at Bayford Meadows or a visit to the Avenue Theatre.
Faversham lies in the heart of rural Kent and is one of England’s most charming and historic market towns. The town is famous for homing Britain's Oldest Brewery, Shepherd Neame, and has been brewing beer since 1698.
Faversham holds markets every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday offering a range of food products, household goods and more. The wonderful town hosts great festivals throughout the year with popular live music, events and activities. With the town’s excellent transport links to London and across Kent, it’s an easy place to visit and a wonderful place to live.
The Isle of Sheppey is a relatively small island lying just off the North Kent Coast, separated from the mainland by the Swale Estuary. Two bridges including a railway connect the island allowing easy access for visitors and locals alike. Beaches at Leysdown and Sheerness boast 'Quality Coast Awards'. Despite its small size (measuring nine miles by four miles), there is a wealth of places to explore and a fascinating variety of landscapes. To the north-east of the island is the busy town and port of Sheerness, to the west is the historic town of Queenborough and to the east of the island lies the popular holiday destination of Leysdown.
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