Discover the stunning sandy beaches and bays at Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate
Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate's coast is a feast for your eyes, and a balm for your soul. Discover stunning sandy beaches and sea-carved chalk cliffs, activity havens and resort bays. Re-energising and relaxing, our coast is a giant, free-to-use, year-round, outdoor spa.
The shoreline has some impressive statistics:
It's diverse too. At Joss Bay discover a surfers' paradise and learn to ride those waves. At rural Botany Bay wander beside creamy cliffs and towering chalk stacks. Other get-away-from-it-all spots include Stone Bay and Dumpton Gap, while West Bay, St. Mildred’s Bay and Minnis Bay offer beaches with a village-life feel. For facilities galore head to the resort bays at Margate Mains Sands, Broadstairs' Viking Bay and Ramsgate Main Sands. Discover more on our beaches and bays
Planning to bring your group to our beaches? To help plan your visit and keep safe please take a look at this useful information
Beach Check UK App
We want you to have the best experience when visiting our beautiful beaches. A live map allowing you to see how busy they are using a traffic light system before you visit has been developed. View the map in fullscreen mode
If you are a regular beach user, download the app to have the most up to date information to hand
Hook up with the Thanet Coast Project for an educational event, hike or cycle the Viking Coastal Trail - 32 miles (51.4km) of sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and pretty villages or take a boat trip fishing or to see seals. Or do what people have done for generations - create your own, timeless, free fun: go rockpooling and crabbing, fly a kite or build a sandcastle. Check out this guide to rockpooling from the Thanet Coast Project to help identify your findings
Or come for one of our exciting seaside events. Broadstairs Water Gala is a feast of sand-fringed fun - ranging from a teddy bears' picnic, to live music and fireworks – whilst the Ramsgate Festival offers family fun from nautical games to opera on the beach.
Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and let the beautiful Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate help you to release the tension, relax, unwind and breathe.
High-speed services mean the shores of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate are less than two hours from London.
It’s important to remember to stay safe and take care when visiting our beaches. Read our 'Sun, Sea, Sand and Safety' blog from the RNLI
Scroll through for ideas of things to do at our beaches and bays