07.07.2016 - General
Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs have for centuries, been the destination of choice with their sandy beaches, promenades and beach side amusements and cafes. If you ever experienced these as a child then you’ll be pleased to know that the area has retained its ‘seaside holiday’ appeal and with investment has revived memories of days gone by.
Aside from Thanet, Kent is also blessed with other fantastic seaside towns, each offering something different; from Whitstable and its harbour to Folkestone and its coastal park. With much to explore within the towns themselves as well as in their respective local areas they are ideal destinations.
Back to the beaches though, for rockpooling, paddling and beach games, the beaches in Thanet are the best – with so many to choose from you are truly spoilt for choice.
Whether you are planning a holiday, a quick detour from your travels, a family day out or just a relaxing day at the beach, you can choose one of these hidden gems for yourself.
1. Botany Bay, in Broadstairs
Botany Bay is famous for white cliffs and chalk stacks, excellent water quality and perfect for sea kayaking and surfing. When the tide is out, Botany Bay becomes the most photographed beach in Kent.
Location: Marine Drive, Broadstairs, CT10 3LG
2. Greatstone Beach, in Romney Marsh
If you are into sports and out-door activities, you should know that Greatstone beach has attracted many visitors around the world for wind sports, sea sports, fishing, and horse trotting.
It’s also a fantastic beach for families with children as they have picnic areas where barbeques on the beach are allowed and sea bathing is completely safe.
Location: Shepway, Kent CT20
3. Pegwell Bay, in Ramsgate
A very popular sandy beach for families with children! Picnics are a must but if you would like to try something different, Pegwell Bay offers various activities including sailing, wind surfing, safe sea bathing, jet-skiing and fishing.
Are you a bird enthusiast? Pegwell Bay is home to migrating waders and wildfowl, species unseen anywhere else in Kent.
Location: Ramsgate, Kent CT11
4. Kingsgate Bay, in Broadstairs
In comparison to most dog friendly beaches that are closed from May until September, Kingsgate Bay is open all year around.
Best known for its sea caves, Kingsgate Bay has been considered to have some of the best in the country.
A little tip? Make sure you try the beach chalet – it’s an unforgettable experience!
Location: Whiteness Road, Broadstairs, CT10
5. Viking Bay, Broadstairs
For Charles Dickens fans Viking Bay is overlooked by the famous Bleak House where the author wrote the novel “David Copperfield”.
Although Broadstairs City Centre is located right behind the beach, the beach has been restored like a classic seaside resort with coffee shops, restaurants, picnic areas, and even deck chair and beach hut hire. This sandy beach is a safe sea for bathing, a tourist attraction for surfing, fishing and donkey rides.
Location: Victoria Parade, Broadstairs, CT10
So, pack up your bucket and spade and you can have your own little ‘castle’ by the sea at one of our Keat Farm Parks.
Have a great time and let us know which beach you choose. We’d love you to share some pictures with us on social media!