|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Kent International Airport|
|Distance:||5.3 miles (8.5 km)|
|Meets:||A28, B2190, A256, B2014|
|Route outline (key)|
The B2050 is a short, largely rural B-road on the Isle of Thanet.
It starts on the A28 in Birchington and heads south, skirting Quex Park, and TOTSOs left after about half a mile. This marks the original western end of the B2050; that mentioned previously was originally the B2048 until that road was made redundant in the 2000s.
Continuing southeast, the B2050 crosses relatively featureless countryside before reaching the B2190 next to Kent International Airport (formerly RAF Manston). When the original RAF station was upgraded to civilian airport status after World War II the B2050 here was closed. Although it has now been reinstated across its original line, the B2050 still seems to cross airport territory and the road can be closed using barriers in the style of a railway level crossing if necessary. The other end of the barrier is met after half a mile, followed by a right turn leading to the airport passenger terminal. The airport currently sees no scheduled flights but has been put forward as extra space for Operation Stack.
Continuing east, the B2050 goes through Manston before crossing the A256 at a staggered junction which has been "improved" by the building of a roundabout followed by a gap in the central reservation. After another roundabout, the B2050 crosses the Kent Coast railway line before ending in the St Lawrence area of Ramsgate where if meets the B2014 at a mini-roundabout.