Skip to main content

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

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 16 golden bays serve up irresistible adventure sports. Discover the closest surf beaches 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. If that is not enough, head to Ramsgate harbour to join a fishing or sightseeing boat trip  

The 32 mile (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. Uber-cool events enhance that beach-life vibe.

From a leisurely stroll along the coast to self-guided saunters taking in the Isle’s history and heritage, brain-teasing meanders and digital discovery trails, and guided tours with costumed characters of Thanet’s past, pick a walk to suit 

Discover a wide-range of activities along the Ramsgate coastline through Active Ramsgate. Stroll along the cliffs or sink your feet into the sand with a variety of walking trails, enjoy spectacular views along family-friendly cycling routes, book on a birdwatching walk or a kayak safari. There’s plenty to see and do with activities to suit everyone. 

High speed trains mean this watery playground is just 75 minutes from central London to Ramsgate. So slip into your bikini or board shorts, slide on the shades and head to our activity-packed beaches. 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.

Swipe through the images to find out more

TDC 3 towns logo (High Res ).JPG
Contact Us
Visitor Information Centre
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Kent CT9 1JD
Te: 01843 577577
Official website of Visit Thanet, Thanet District Council.