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The Isle’s 12 Christmas Experiences

Inspired by ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ carol, we’ve come up with our very own 12 great ideas for things to see, do and enjoy around Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate this festive period. Unique Santa experiences, festive fayres, funtastic pantos, coastal adventures with a twist – take a look and make your festive time even more magical!

Ramsgate Harbour Illuminations

Thanet and the First World War

11th November 2018 marks 100 years since the First World War ended. In commemoration, we thought we’d share the Isle of Thanet’s Great War connections and the extraordinary role that the Isle and its people played between 1914 and 1918

Food and drink on the Isle of Thanet

This month we thought we would share with you why the Isle of Thanet is a great foodie destination and give you a taster of the mouth-watering experiences you can enjoy here

Broadstairs Food Festival

7 Unbelievable photos of Thanet

Believe us- they’re real. Tropical plants, clear water and outrageously beautiful sunsets?! Yes- we have all this and more. We’ve picked some outstanding images we think you’ll love, and some even look like they could be far, far away! Don’t forget to share your own pics with us using the hashtag #visitthanet

Margate Main Sands, courtesy of MegOfMargate (

10 picnic spots in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

What’s better than a picnic? Probably a buffet!….But an outdoor spread is a spring/summer must-do activity! From parks covered in lush greenery to sandy nooks at Blue Flag beaches, there’s some great places to tuck into something tasty….(and please remember to dispose or recycle your litter!)

Relaxing on Margate Steps

Relaxing on Margate Steps

Tea with a view, Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs.

Tea with a view, Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs.

10+ things to do this February Half Term

January is finally over, (the month felt like a whole year to us!) celebrate by getting out and exploring this Half Term… Here’s a few of our suggestions

GEEK at Dreamland Margate

Winter in Margate, Broadstairs & Ramsgate

Inspired by Craft and Travel’s blog on daytripping to Dreamland in Winter we thought we’d share some of our favourite pics and must-do’s for the chilly season! Make sure you check out her blog all about visiting the park in the winter here….Okay, onto some other suggestions….

Craft and Travel- Visit to Dreamland in Winter

Thanet Sunsets and Skies: ‘the loveliest in all Europe’ 

JMW Turner once remarked that ‘the skies over Thanet are the loveliest in all Europe.’ Charles Dickens loved Broadstairs and said it had ‘never so fine a sunset’ and was ‘the freshest, freest place.’

Sunset at Botany Bay, Broadstairs

Sunset at Botany Bay Broadstairs

Autumn Inspiration in Margate, Broadstairs & Ramsgate

Think the coast is just for summer? Definitely not! Crisp mornings, quieter beaches and an excuse to wile away the time in a seafront pub or eaterie- what more could you want?!

Autumn in Ellington Park, Ramsgate

Autumn in Ellington Park, Ramsgate

Summer Holidays- 10 things

6 weeks of excitement, or 6 weeks of wondering what to do with the kids?! Whatever your take on the Summer Holidays, we’re here for you

Coastal Explorer Pack

Coastal Explorer Pack

20 photos that’ll make you want to visit Margate, Broadstairs & Ramsgate this Summer

Summer is for getting out and enjoying the seaside! Here’s a selection of images to tempt you to our coast. See for more inspiration! Enjoy…

Botany Bay, Broadstairs

Guestblog: Broadstairs Dickens Festival

Well life has been busy in ‘Our English Watering Place’ (Broadstairs) and there’s a few things about the Broadstairs Dickens Festival  (17-23 June) which you must know! This festival celebrates our most famous Holiday maker Charles Dickens and there is lots to see & do this year….

Broadstairs Dickens Festival, Viking Bay

The unique architecture of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

A true mix of structural styles. Classic seaside architecture, charming squares and crescents, Georgian delights, and one-off curios in between, (we even have listed menagerie cages and a grotto lined with over 4.6 million shells!) the Isle of Thanet is loaded with marvelous architecture. There are approximately 2,500 listed buildings in Thanet; and 27 conservation areas.

Minster Abbey

Great news! Thanet has once again been named as having some of the best beaches in Britain as results from Keep Britain Tidy’s annual Blue Flag and Seaside Awards are announced.

The following beaches in Thanet with awards for 2017 include:

Blue Flag:

  • Minnis Bay
  • West Bay
  • St Mildreds
  • Botany Bay
  • Joss Bay
  • Stone Bay

Seaside Award:

  • Westbrook Bay
  • Margate Main Sands
  • Ramsgate Main Sands
  • Viking Bay, Broadstairs

Thanet's Blue Flag Beaches

Thanet's Seaside Award Beaches

7 Magnificent May Events in Thanet

Two Bank Holidays by the seaside is most definitely a winning combination for beach walks, ice cream and good times all round in general…..but you won’t want to miss these special events this month either…

Margate Melt Down

Guest blog: Exciting Developments at Dreamland!

Hi everyone, Nina here. I’m the Guest Services Team Leader at Dreamland.

We’re really excited about reopening and can’t wait to show you what we have in store. There will be lots of new additions and we’re re-landscaping the park. There will be new rides, contemporary dining, art installations and even more live music to bring you the best ever day out at the seaside!

Dreamland, Margate

So what makes our coastline so special?

A beach is just a beach right? Wrong!  Here are some reasons in a cockleshell (!) as to why the coastline of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate is so special;

Valentines Inspiration in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate: Sunsets & Sunrises

What’s more romantic than a beautiful sky rising or setting over the lapping waves? Nothing! Whether you’re alone or loved-up this V day, we can all appreciate a stunning sunset or sunrise now can’t we?

Stone Bay Sunrise

Things to do: Get Active in Ramsgate

Happy New Year! 2017 is already 2 weeks old and many of us have already let our resolutions fall by the wayside. Or is that just me? The good news is that January 1st isn’t the only date to make positive changes to our lives and in Ramsgate there is ample opportunity to get fit without even realising it!

East Cliff, Ramsgate

Cycling the Viking Coastal Trail between Ramsgate and Broadstairs