Teacher and students learning how surf. Students laid on yellow surf boards on the beach in a semi circle around the teacher in a red wetsuit
Joss Bay Surf School

Active Coast

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

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.

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. 

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.

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