Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Kent

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


Sightseeing in and around Kent

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

  • 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)

Seasonal weather in Kent

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°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 holiday in Kent. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Kent

Fly into London (SEN-Southend), the closest airport, located 23.9 mi (38.4 km) from the city centre. 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 travelling by train, Maidstone Lenham Station, Ashford Charing Station and Maidstone Harrietsham Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near Kent?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,897 holiday rentals near Kent. From 559 Cabins to 559 Cottages, find unique holiday homes 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:

  • Whitstable: 409 holiday rentals
  • Broadstairs: 429 holiday rentals
  • Gravesend: 221 holiday rentals
  • Margate: 426 holiday rentals
  • Herne Bay: 638 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Kent! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Whitstable: 409 holiday homes
  • Broadstairs: 429 holiday homes
  • Gravesend: 221 holiday homes
  • Margate: 426 holiday homes
  • Herne Bay: 638 holiday homes

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 holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Kent are:

  • Lydd Airport (LYX): 1,177 holiday houses
  • Manston Airport (MSE): 952 holiday houses
  • Biggin Hill Airport (BQH): 11,515 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Kent?

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

  • Camber Sands: 1,306 holiday rentals
  • Whitstable Harbour: 1,022 holiday rentals
  • Down House: 11,012 holiday rentals
  • Teston Bridge Country Park: 721 holiday rentals
  • Minster Abbey: 990 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 homes.

Explore destinations around Kent

409 holiday rentals
429 holiday rentals
221 holiday rentals
426 holiday rentals
Herne Bay
638 holiday rentals
1,168 holiday rentals
701 holiday rentals
100 holiday rentals
1,138 holiday rentals
446 holiday rentals
Saint Michaels
516 holiday rentals
527 holiday rentals
619 holiday rentals
Tunbridge Wells
481 holiday rentals
964 holiday rentals
381 holiday rentals
544 holiday rentals
563 holiday rentals
659 holiday rentals
226 holiday rentals