Abandoned Kent: Pegwell Bay Seaweed Tunnel


This short tunnel cuts through the chalk cliff at Pegwell Bay on the south Kent coast. Known as the Seaweed Tunnel, it is thought to have been excavated in order to provide easy access to the beach for seaweed to be collected for use as agricultural fertiliser.

The tunnel is brick lined and was relatively easy to find from the beach, though access to the beach itself is only possible at certain locations due to the cliff faces. We visited at low tide- the tunnel was completely dry, though parts of the beach were still somewhat squelchy underfoot.

Last Updated on 27 July 2022 by Leonie

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