It has recently been reported that the former Boxing Champion, Frank Bruno, has purchased a new holiday home on a site at the Isle of Sheppey near to the village of Eastchurch, in Kent. It is suggested that he will begin using his new caravan in March, when the site reopens after the winter season. So if you’d like to get some boxing tips or want an autograph search for UK caravan hire in the Isle of Sheppey on Rent My Caravan.
Isle of Sheppey
Known as the Treasure Island of Kent, the Isle of Sheppey offers exciting activities and a wonderful location for a relaxing break, with stunning beaches, magnificent marshes and wildlife packed nature reserves. The island is also popular with photographers, artists, cyclists, fossil hunters and for aviation pursuits too. The island is approximately 9 miles long and 5 miles wide, off the northern coast of Kent, with very good transport links to the mainland. Trains run via Sheerness to London, Canterbury and Rochester. In addition, road routes across two iconic bridges give good access to the M2 and M20 motorways.
UK caravan hire is a thriving business on Sheppey and there are many caravan holiday parks to choose from. Many of them have fantastic entertainment and leisure facilities, to guarantee a fun filled family holiday. Sheerness is a busy port and town, lying to the north east of the island, with the historic town of Queensborough being on the west. Leysdown is a popular holiday destination, on the east of the island.
Leysdown has all the amenities you would expect in a traditional seaside town and this, coupled with the miles of unspoilt beaches and ‘back to nature’ tranquil feel of the area, offers you a relaxing, peaceful break. The town is known to attract over 100 thousand visitors every year many of whom choose UK caravan hire accommodation for an affordable, family holiday. Leysdown has the least amount of rainfall in the UK and children will love spending time on the shell and sandy beach; great fun for paddling and making sandcastles.
This is probably the most popular location for hunting for London Clay fossils in the UK. Many new fossils are being washed up by the tide, including some from lobsters, snakes, turtles and molluscs. The easiest way to find these fossils is on your hands and knees, looking around in the shingle on the upper part of the beach. It is advisable to take along a knife and a trowel to expose the fossils in the clay and shingle. Be very safety aware, making sure you know the times of the tides, and be conscious of the mud that collects on the foreshore.
Aviation Centre – Criterion Blue Town Heritage Centre
The Isle of Sheppey has a rich aviation history, and the Aviation Annexe in Eastchurch leads through from the Wright Brothers’ invention to modern day aviation. In 1909 the first flight in Britain was made at Leysdown by John Brabazon, flying at 35 feet high for a total of 500 yards.
Elmley National Nature Reserve
This reserve is famous for its vast array of wildlife and wildflowers. On this family-run farm you will see birds of prey soaring overhead, water birds in the many ponds, as well as many insects such as bees, butterflies and dragonflies. Elmley also showcases the house that imprisoned King James II in 1688, the marshes that inspired Charles Dickens with his ‘Great Expectations’ and the remains of a Victorian village.
UK caravan hire private owners renting out holiday homes in Kent, and especially on the Isle of Sheppey, can take advantage of our extensive knowledge in the caravan rental market. We can put your static caravan in front of thousands of holiday makers looking to rent a caravan for short breaks and holidays. Register your holiday home with a dedicated web page on the Rent My Caravan portal.