How to find us

PLEASE BRING THESE DIRECTIONS WITH YOU
DO NOT(!!) RELY ON SAT NAVS OR MAPS! 
Because…
1. Sat navs and maps often take you to the wrong road about a mile away…
2. House numbers here are not in sequence, and neighbours do not like people always knocking on their doors and asking for directions

DIRECTIONS to:
“Heaven-by-the-Sea”, 5 Beach Houses,
Royal Crescent, Margate, CT9 5AL United Kingdom

Easy access by Car (free parking), Train (5 minute walk), Coach (National Express),
Plane (Kent International), Ship (from Belgium to Ramsgate, Ship (France to Dover).

FOLLOW ‘TRANSPORT DIRECTIONS’ BELOW FIRST, THEN…
In the cul-de-sac, on your left, are two wooden gates.  Go through the small gate and follow shingle path towards the sea and to the left.  ‘Heaven-by-the-Sea’ (5 Beach Houses) is the last house on the seafront. Follow the houses right round – please do NOT knock on any house.  Disregard house numbers, as they are out of sequence. 
FIND THE VERY LAST HOUSE – WHITE WALLS WITH BLUE WINDOW CILLS. 

  1. BY CAR
    From London, take A2 (or get onto M25) then M2. 
    At end of M2, continue straight on A299 until you reach Margate.     
    Immediately you see the sea on your left you turn around the big roundabout as if you are returning the way you have just come. 
    (DO NOT DRIVE ALONG THE SEAFRONT – YOU MAY GET LOST!)
    About 20 metres from the roundabout on the right (on the side of the sea) are cars parked in front of a building called the Nayland Rock, in Royal Crescent.
    Drive in there and then towards the left to a cul-de-sac.  Park.  Then follow directions above.
  2. BY TRAIN
    Get train from London Victoria direct to Margate. Get on one of the FRONT 4 coaches. (The last 4 coaches usually get left at Faversham Station!)
    From Margate railway station, it’s only a 5 minutes walk to the Heaven-by-the-Sea. 
    Walk across the road to where cars are parked in front of a building called the Nayland Rock, in Royal Crescent. 
    Walk into the car area and then towards the left to a cul-de-sac.  Then follow directions above.
  3. BY COACH
    Get off at Margate sea-front.  Walk long the promenade with the sea on your right.
    About 20 metres on the other side of a large roundabout (on the side of the sea) are cars parked in front of a building called the Nayland Rock, in Royal Crescent.
    Walk in there and then towards the left to a cul-de-sac. Then follow directions above.
  4. BY PRIVATE PLANE TO LOCAL AIRPORT
    Fly to Kent International Airport.  You will be approximately 10 minutes from “Heaven-by-the-Sea” by taxi.  Ring 01843 221166 or 01843 291291.  Then follow directions above.

5A.    
BY SHIP FROM BELGIUM TO RAMSGATE
This is a car ferry only, no foot passengers, although there are plans for a foot passenger ferry, so do ring Ramsgate port.  Get taxi from Ramsgate harbour – approx 20 minutes to “Heaven-by-the-Sea”. If driving, leave port and follow signs to London, then Margate.  On Margate seafront, head away from the harbour, with the sea on your right until you go over a large roundabout.  About 20 metres from the roundabout on the right (on the side of the sea) are cars parked in front of a building called the Nayland Rock in Royal Crescent.  Drive in and to the left to a cul-de-sac.  Park.  Then follow directions above.


5B.     
BY SHIP FROM FRANCE TO DOVER
Foot passenger or car ferries.  Trains from Dover to Margate are not always direct – check before traveling.  Taxi will take about 45 minutes.  By car, find direction towards London, turn at sign to Ramsgate, eventually follow signs to Margate.  On Margate seafront, head away from the harbour, with the sea on your right until you go over a large roundabout.  About 20 metres from the roundabout on the right (on the side of the sea) are cars parked in front of a building called the Nayland Rock in Royal Crescent.  Drive in and towards the left to a cul-de-sac.  Park.  Then follow directions above.