The Maunsell Sea Forts. During the Second World War, the British Royal Navy constructed a series of sea forts for an advanced line of defense against inbound air raids and potential sea invasions.

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Kingsgate Bay - so named because Charles II landed here on 30 June 1683, though other English monarchs have also used this cove, such as George II in 1748.

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Botany Bay near Margate, Broadstairs, Thanet. One of many sandy beaches in this area. Kent Coast. For sale at www.whiteonesugar.co.uk

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Inspiring photos of Alien-looking WW2 Maunsell forts off the North Kent coast.

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