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The Seahive

NEW waterpark in Kent! This surf and wellness resort will blow your mind!

Take a first look at the new £40 million waterpark project called The Seahive near Deal with surf pools and wave machines.

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Pirates, HUGE news! A planning application has landed with Dover District Council for the creation of The Seahive, a surf wellness resort on the site of a former colliery spoil tip in Betteshanger Country Park, Kent.

The £40 million project near Deal will be integrated into the wider country park which already attracts in excess of 200,000 visitors per year. The 15-acre site will feature a Wavegarden Cove surf lagoon at its centre, which can generate over 20 different wave types from 50 cm to 2 metres, providing rides of up to 15 seconds long.

According to press articles, a decision will be made by next year, with hopes for the waterpark to open by 2025.

Overlooking the lagoon will be a clubhouse featuring a surf academy as well as a restaurant and bar, conference facility, retail outlet, chill out spaces and dedicated work area.

Wellness facilities with yoga and fitness zones, cold water therapy and meditation pavilions are also part of the new waterpark's plans as well as a pump track, splash pool and a small number of sustainably-designed holiday lodges.

Images: CGI, The Seahive

As part of their social impact and community focus, The Seahive plans to run holiday camps for underprivileged kids as part of the Government’s ‘Holiday Activities and Food Programme’.

Sustainability is key for The Seahive project, from the materials used to operational processes, energy sources, waste management, water management and planting schemes. The project will strive to be carbon neutral from the start via the use of sustainable energy to power 100% of the waves.

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