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Seen on the beach at Dymchurch.
It's a masked crab, Corystes cassivelaunus, see (NB old MarLIN link removed)
They bury in the sand & with their 2 antennae meshed together to form a snorkel-like tube can then draw clean water.
As version 2 of MarLIN has dumped all the old links,so the above no longer works, see http://www.aphotomarine.com/crab_mask_corystes_cassivelaunus.html which has 14 photos that appear as you scroll down the text on LHS
Forgot to add from shot size of 'arms' it's a female.