Margate, Broadstairs and ramsgate's active coast

Surf, sail and cycle – explore the adrenaline sports, breath taking sandy beaches and you’ll still be buzzing long after you get home.

The Isle of Thanet’s 15 golden bays serve up irresistible adventure sports. Discover the closest surf breaks to London; the tuition on offer at Joss Bay and Viking Bay will soon see you grinning while riding exhilarating waves.

Blast along the water on a jet-ski, then experience the thrill of harnessing the elements while learning kite-boarding and windsurfing. Or head to one of Thanet’s sailing clubs and tack, jibe and glide on top-notch yachting waters.

The 32 miile (51.4km) Viking Coastal Trail offers tempting hiking and cycling; this jaw-dropping shore-side path leads you to chalk cliffs, golden bays, ice cream stands and pubs. Perfect your swing at five golf courses or round up your friends, head to Margate’s sands and hire an entire beach soccer or volleyball court.

High speed trains mean this watery playground is just 75 minutes from central London. So slip into your bikini or board shorts, slide on the shades and head to activity-packed Minnis Bay, Westbrook Bay, Walpole Bay, Joss Bay, Viking Bay and Ramsgate Main Sands.

Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate: prime places to delight in thrills, spills and sand between your toes.