Thanet Tourist Information

Ramsgate's World Class Marina & Harbour

Ramsgate’s World Class Marina & Harbour

Kent’s Thanet coast and countryside is in the far North East of the region, with the coastline incorporating the classic English seaside resorts of Margate,  Broadstairs and Ramsgate, home to a world class marina. The best of Kent’s award-winning beaches are here around the Thanet Coast.

Head off on the Charles Dickens Trail in beautiful Broadstairs, a seaside jewel beloved by Dickens who based the character of Betsey Trotwood in ‘Great Expectations’ on Mary Pearson Strong whom he visited in the house on the cliff top in Broadstairs, today the not to be missed Dickens House Museum.

Legendary Thanet sunsets painted by Turner - here at Margate

Legendary Thanet sunsets painted by Turner – here at Margate

Explore the world class Turner Contemporary Gallery on the Margate seafront. JMW Turner frequently visited Margate, drawn to the great Thanet skies famous for their sunsets. Enjoy first class watersports and sailing in Ramsgate which plays host to top international water skiing and sailing competitions annually.

The centrally situated Kent International Airport, just 3 miles from Ramsgate and a mere 4 miles from Margate is a gateway in by air to Thanet and the wider Kent area, with flights available to and from Jersey and a small selection of European destinations including Amsterdam.

Where to stay

A popular seaside coast for family holidays, you’ll find a wide choice of family holiday parks, seaside guest houses and holiday homes around the Thanet Coast close to some of the Kent Coast’s best Blue Flag sandy beaches.

Award-winning beaches at Broadstairs

Award-winning beaches at Broadstairs

An exceptional choice of budget and luxury accommodation is available across Thanet, whether you’re looking for a chic apartment in watersports centre Ramsgate or a peacefully situated Victorian or Edwardian guest house in Westgate. Browse a wide choice of quality accommodation in the area and book online with iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.