The Acorn is located in the heart of the seaside village of Birchington, right on the coast of east Kent. Just along the coast are the towns of Whitstable with its fishing harbour and shops and Margate, the Victorian seaside resort, now home to the Turner Contemporary art gallery. Birchington is part of the isle of Thanet, an ancient island, now joined to the mainland. Just a little further along the coast from Margate is Broadstairs, made famous as the home of Charles Dickens, with its sheltered sandy bay sitting below the winding streets of shops and restaurants. Ramsgate, with its bustling harbour, has cafes and restaurants aplenty.
Thanet boasts beautiful sandy beaches and big skies. Just through the other side of Birchington is Minnis Bay and in nearby Westgate-on-Sea are West Bay and St Mildreds Bay. All have facilities and cafes.
A short drive inland, through some beautiful Kentish countryside, takes you to the ancient cathedral city of Canterbury. Packed with history, the city also boasts an excellent shopping area around the old cobbled streets and a wide range of restaurants and pubs.
The Acorn is popular as a stopping-off point for France, whether on the outbound or inbound journey. Birchington has easy transport links to the channel port at Dover and the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone. Dover is 30 minutes by car and the Eurotunnel Terminal at Folkestone a further 15 munutes.
London is not far away and Birchington-on-Sea railway station is just ten minutes from the Acorn with frequents services to London Victoria and London St Pancras stations. More locally, Whitstable, Faversham, Chatham, Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Canterbury and beyond can be reached via rail from Birchington.