Kingsgate Bay, Broadstairs
Kingsgate Bay, Broadstairs

Four Different Views of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

Discover a different view of the Isle of Thanet by enjoying the open outdoors and lesser-known spaces, encountering the unexpected as you go off the beaten track. What will become your new favourite spot?

Viking Ship 'Hugin'

1) Vikings and Wildlife

Did you know the Isle of Thanet is home to a Viking Ship? Located close to Pegwell Bay the replica ship ‘Hugin’ commemorates the 1500 years since the landing of Hengist and Horsa in Britain. A walk around Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve showcases a patchwork of wildlife habitats and geology - saltmarsh, shingle beach and chalk cliffs. Don’t forget your binoculars to spot waders and wildfowl

2) Make a Digital Discovery 

Why were seaplanes stationed at St Mildred’s Bay? Was it the bay or the person named Joss first? Who did JMW Turner fall in love with? As you travel around the Isle spot our 11 digital interpretation plaques, providing a teaser to the areas rich heritage before giving the answers to these questions through engaging images, video and audio

3) Best Foot Forward

With summer’s warmer, longer days now here, how about walking along the Isle’s breathtaking cliffs, enjoying fantastic fresh sea air and stopping to watch an amazing Turner sunset? Grab your walking shoes for a fascinating leisurely stroll, or longer walk, exploring hidden gems. Discover stunning architecture, charming rural villages and, fascinating history, or travel in the footsteps of some famous faces

4) Off the Beaten Track 

With stunning, 80-million-year-old cliffs and 16 spectacular, sandy beaches and bays, our coastline is truly precious. If you wish to avoid the busier beaches like Margate Main Sands, Viking Bay, Botany Bay and Ramsgate Main Sands, there are lots of equally-good, lesser-known ones discover