Active and outdoors at the coast

Walking, Cycling, Watersports and so much more...

Thanet's inspiring activities and extraordinary environments create a year-round, open-air, break-out zone. Hiking, surfing, cycling, sailing - do it all here.

The 32-mile (51.4km) Viking Coastal Trail shadows a stunning shore, leading cyclists and walkers to Blue Flag beaches and spectacular cliffs, inland villages and rural lanes. The 9-mile (14.5km), seawall stretch from Margate to Reculver is a highlight of the route.

Other public footpaths sweep beside expansive marshland and atop sky-high cliffs. The 4-mile (6.4km) Turner and Dickens Walk explores the links between the great painter and famous novelist and Margate and Broadstairs. Ramsgate's Pugin Town Trail showcases the acclaimed architect's buildings. St Peter's Village Tours and Ramsgate Costumed Walks offer historical, character-led strolls.

The Isle excels at adrenaline-fuelled adventure. Take lessons with the Joss Bay Surf School, Kent Surf School, Minnis Bay Windsurfing Club - as well as the Broadstairs Sailing Club, Margate Yacht Club and Minnis Bay Sailing Club. Ramsgate's Royal Temple Yacht Club offers a full range of facilities.

Get Active Ramsgate with walking trails, cycle routes, geocaching and new canoe trails 

For those into skateboarding, climbing and rollerblading the perfect place has to be Revolution Skate Park

Serious golfers love Thanet's 18-hole, cliff-top and links courses: the Westgate and Birchington Golf Club near Margate; Ramsgate's St. Augustine's Golf Club; the North Foreland Golf Club at Broadstairs. The Manston Golf Centre has driving ranges and a 9-hole course. Margate's Strokes Adventure GolfLillyputt Mini Golf, Quex Adventure Golf and Rascal Bay deliver hours of fun.

Jungle Jims is an indoor, soft play area on the Quex Park Estate, Bumble Beez is a children's play centre in Ramsgate, while Margate boasts a Norse invader-themed Viking Playground, beach sports court and Club World.

Hartsdown Leisure Centre has a swimming pool, fitness studio and sports courts whilst  Ramsgate's Sport Centre offers more exercise equipment and swimming pool and day spa. There are many parks and open spaces to explore, all over the Isle