Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Kent

Enjoy the area's cathedral, history and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Kent. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, restaurants and beaches. Take in top local attractions like Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Kent

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Kent a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Southend Pier (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
  • Royal St George's Golf Club (28 mi / 45 km)
  • Dreamland (29.9 mi / 48.1 km)
  • Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Ashford Golf Club (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Faversham Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Kent

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kent

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Kent. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • White Horse Wood Country Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Brogdale Collections (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Vinters Valley Nature Reserve (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Mote Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Oare Gunpowder Works County Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Brenchley Gardens (10 mi / 16.1 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Kent

Fly into London (SEN-Southend), the closest airport, located 23.9 mi (38.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.), which is 28.2 mi (45.3 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Maidstone Lenham Station, Ashford Charing Station and Maidstone Harrietsham Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Kent?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,641 holiday lettings near Kent. From 461 Cabins to 461 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kent for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kent?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kent. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Greenhithe: 173 holiday homes
  • Shepway District: 1,414 holiday homes
  • Tunbridge Wells: 1,260 holiday homes
  • Sevenoaks District: 3,881 holiday homes
  • Ashford District: 1,484 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Kent! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Kent?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Kent with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Greenhithe: 173 holiday lettings
  • Canterbury: 1,060 holiday lettings
  • Maidstone: 510 holiday lettings
  • Tonbridge: 557 holiday lettings
  • Cranbrook: 1,011 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Kent?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Kent are:

  • Lydd Airport (LYX): 1,034 self catering accommodations
  • Manston Airport (MSE): 823 self catering accommodations
  • Biggin Hill Airport (BQH): 11,153 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Kent?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Kent. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hythe Beach: 1,120 holiday rentals
  • Brands Hatch GP Circuit: 3,287 holiday rentals
  • Sandwich Bay Beach: 890 holiday rentals
  • Merriments Gardens: 1,447 holiday rentals
  • Walmer Beach: 819 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kent listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Kent

Greenhithe
173 holiday rentals
Canterbury
1,060 holiday rentals
Maidstone
510 holiday rentals
Tonbridge
557 holiday rentals
Cranbrook
1,011 holiday rentals
Sittingbourne
396 holiday rentals
Dover
552 holiday rentals
Romney Marsh
784 holiday rentals
Tunbridge Wells
474 holiday rentals
Faversham
546 holiday rentals
Sheerness
382 holiday rentals
Gravesend
195 holiday rentals
Folkestone
470 holiday rentals
Wadhurst
537 holiday rentals
Deal
620 holiday rentals
Tenterden
840 holiday rentals
Ramsgate
588 holiday rentals
Orpington
1,197 holiday rentals
Lydd
528 holiday rentals
Westerham
316 holiday rentals