View of Walpole Bay beach and tidal pool
Walpole Bay, Margate. Credit Thanet Tourism
Promenade and beach at Ramsgate main sands
Ramsgate Main Sands
Dumpton Gap beach and promenade view from clifftop
Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs. Credit Thanet Tourism

Beaches and Bays

*BE BEACH AWARE - If you are visiting our beaches and bays, please adhere to the Government guidelines and stay safe*

Swipe through the beaches to discover more

The Thanet coastline, which takes in the seaside resorts of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, is beautiful.

Thanet's 16 sandy beaches and bays stretch from Pegwell Bay in the south to Minnis Bay in the north and are simply impossible to resist. Learn about the Council's seaweed collection

Long famous for their beauty, this year has notched up seven Blue Flag awards and fourteen Seaside Awards. Their variety astounds too - surfer hangouts neighbour chalk-backed expanses. Here you can surf, swim or sail. Gaze into rock pools, build a sandcastle, cycle shorelines, munch on chips, go barefoot beachcombing or simply chill out.

Our Coastal Explorer Packs are great for families and individuals of all ages and provide tools and information to help you explore Thanet’s beaches, the rich natural environment and historical heritage. A trail map highlights activities such as ‘art on the beach’, ‘seaweed and shell search’, ‘play hopscotch’ and learn about the weather and clouds. Check out this guide to Rock Pooling from the Thanet Coast Project to help identify your findings

To enjoy your experience at our beaches and bays, please check the Beach Byelaws

To find the location of our beaches, see our map.