Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate



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Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate


Lying on the southeastern coast of Kent, the Isle of Thanet, encompassing the popular seaside resorts of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, is the perfect place to get away and explore.

Cycle the 32-mile Viking Coastal Trail taking in our stunning coastline, tuck in and enjoy refreshments at the many cafes, bars and restaurants, go on a journey of discovery and adventure at our attractions or enjoy a day on one of our 16 glorious award-winning sandy beaches.

Margate, a timeless seaside resort where traditional seaside fun and entertainment sits happily alongside modern offerings. Visit the Turner Contemporary art gallery, take a walk around the vibrant Old Town with independent shops, galleries and restaurants. Investigate the mysterious Shell Grotto, decorated in 4.6 million shells, go underground at Margate Caves - a subterranean curiosity, enjoy the rides at the iconic Dreamland, or visit the town’s quirky attraction The Crab Museum.

Broadstairs, the quintessential seaside town, full of charm and atmosphere. Its unspoilt harbour is reminiscent of bygone times, with a clifftop promenade, winding lanes, hidden cobbled squares and fishermen’s cottages. It is clear why Charles Dickens’ loved the town. Choose from the town's seven sandy beaches and bays for family fun, surfing or rural escape. Sample the array of cafes, bars and restaurants, finished off with a visit to the ice cream parlours. The town is home to a full event calendar, there's plenty to keep you busy whenever you visit.

Ramsgate, home to the only ‘Royal’ Harbour in the country, with its sparkling marina, offers a continental atmosphere of seafront bars and restaurants. Visit The Grange, the house designed, built and lived in by architect Augustus Pugin or take a boat trip to see seals in their natural habitat. Grab a hard hat and lamp to go underground at the Ramsgate Tunnels or dive into the area's aviation history with a visit to the nearby Spitfire & Hurricane Museum, housing these iconic Battle of Britain aircraft.

Discover more about the area on our blog or watch these short videos.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Excellent road links to the area by M25, M26, M20, M2 and A299 providing easy links from London and the South East.

Public Transport Directions

Train services between London Victoria (1 hour 50 minutes) and Charing Cross (2 hours) and High Speed from St Pancras International, London (80 minutes) and National Express run from London Victoria (90 minutes).

What's Nearby

  1. Margate Museum

    Margate Museum is opened by a group of volunteers called the Friends of Margate Museum…

    0.07 miles away
  2. Turner Contemporary

    Turner Contemporary is a visual arts organisation, based in Margate that celebrates JMW…

    0.09 miles away
  3. Margate Main Sands

    This timeless beach with tidal pool, children’s rides and amusement arcades offer…

    0.19 miles away
  1. Shell Grotto

    The Shell Grotto is one of the world's most mysterious places: a series of underground…

    0.36 miles away
  2. Westbrook Bay

    This is a great family beach with a sandy bay with a small section of sand at high tide.

    0.91 miles away
  3. Walpole Bay

    Walpole Bay is ideal for investigating fascinating rock and tidal pools.

    0.92 miles away
  4. St Mildred's Bay

    A beautiful cliff lined sandy bay with promenade and tidal pool.

    1.68 miles away
  5. West Bay

    A completely tidal bay, with a long stretch of sand when the tide is out.

    2.3 miles away
  6. Botany Bay

    This hidden gem offers stunning views of white cliffs and beautiful chalk stacks.

    2.3 miles away
  7. North Foreland Golf Club

    North Foreland Golf Club offers seaside golf at its best: with views of the sea from…

    2.42 miles away
  8. Kingsgate Bay

    Some of the best examples of sea caves in the country can be found here.

    2.59 miles away
  9. Joss Bay

    A surfer’s paradise, this popular 200-metre long bay is known as the best surfing beach…

    2.84 miles away
  10. Crampton Tower Museum

    The Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower…

    3.04 miles away
  11. RAF Manston Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum

    The Memorial Museum permanently houses splendid examples of two iconic British fighter…

    3.17 miles away
  12. Stone Bay

    A beautiful bay with scope for rock pooling.

    3.18 miles away
  13. Joss Bay Surf School

    South East England’s premiere surf school. Established in 1998 we have given thousands of…

    3.25 miles away
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