Discover the stunning sandy beaches and bays at Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate
2023 is the ‘YEAR OF THE COAST’, marking the creation of the new England Coast Path and includes a year-long programme of events occurring around the whole of England’s coastline, from major festivals to local food markets, arts trails and water sports
With 19 miles of coast, the longest continuous stretch of coastal chalk in Britain and 10 award-winning beaches and bays (6 Blue Flags and 4 Seaside Awards) to choose from for relaxing and exploring, what more could you ask for.
Look out for information throughout the year on events and celebrations across Thanet
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
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.
Help keep our beaches and bays looking beautiful by undertaking a '2 minute' beach clean
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