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Walpole Bay, Margate. Credit Thanet Tourism
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Beaches and Bays

Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs. Credit Thanet Tourism
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Beaches and Bays

Ramsgate Main Sands

Visit Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate award-winning beaches and bays. From traditional seaside fun of children's rides and building sandcastles to cliff-top walks, surfing, jet skiing or taking a boat trip to see the seals

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The Thanet coastline of the seaside resorts of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, is beautiful with 16 sandy beaches and bays stretch from Pegwell Bay in the south to Minnis Bay in the north, all simply impossible to resist. Scroll to discover our beaches

We want you to have the best experience when visiting our beautiful beaches. A live map showing how busy they are using a traffic light system helps you plan your visit. 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

Long famous for their beauty, this year our beaches and bays have notched up seven Blue Flag awards and three Seaside Awards. Their variety astounds too - surfer hangouts neighbour chalk-backed expanses. Here you can surf, swim or sail. Gaze into rock pools, build a sandcastle, take a boat trip, cycle shorelines, munch on chips, go barefoot beachcombing or simply chill out.

The idea of walking from one bay to another may be appealing, but ensure you don’t get cut off by the tide. High and low tide information is often written at each beach by the Bay Inspector. Local tide timetables are available from our Visitor Information Centre or visit Ramsgate Harbour website.

Our Coastal Explorer Packs are great for families and individuals of all ages and provide tools and information to help you explore Thanet’s beaches, the rich natural environment and historical heritage. A trail map highlights activities such as ‘art on the beach’, ‘seaweed and shell search’, ‘play hopscotch’ and learn about the weather and clouds. Check out this guide to Rock Pooling from the Thanet Coast Project to help identify your findings

To enjoy your experience at our beaches and bays, please check the Beach Byelaws and dog beach bans. Learn about the Council's seaweed collection

To find the location of our beaches, see our map. 

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Visitor Information Centre
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Kent CT9 1JD
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