The incredible blue lake and beach hidden in a Kent village

A gorgeous turquoise blue lake in a Kent village has surprised Britons as it looks like it might be more at home in the Mediterranean.

St Andrews Lakes, are a bright blue colour, and can be found in Halling, a small village in the Medway district.

The lake is in a former quarry dug for chalk mining. The colour of the water is caused by suspended chalk particles and how they reflect the light.

With its sandy beaches and watersport activities for all ages, it could be the perfect place to unwind in the heat.

Tourists can try their hand at sailing, open water swimming and paddle boarding on the gorgeous lake.

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As the deepest inland body of water in the South East of England, tourists can also take diving lessons there.

The lakes are also home to aqua parks with courses suitable for children and adults offering hours of fun.

A tourist named ‘amandagreen5500’ said: “Absolutely lovely. Can’t wait to go back. The team is wonderful.”

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‘Jamie T’ wrote: “Like being on holiday in Spain! I have no doubt I will be back in the future. The weather was great.”

Tourists will need to pay to access the beach but this may include access to its sun loungers and parasols.

Visitors who want to make a day of it could also explore the village, which is where the ‘Halling Man’, a skeleton from the end of the Stone Age was found.

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Londoners can reach Halling by train from St Pancras in under an hour with just one change at Strood.

Tourists can also try the Halling Community Trail or go on a ramble on the Kent North Downs above the village., reports Kent Live.

St Andrews water is judged as “incredibly clean” because the lakes are spring fed, making it a pristine place to spend the summer.

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