19.12.2016 - General
From Minnis Bay round to Botany Bay to Ramsgate Main Sands, the Thanet coast has always been an attractive proposition for visitors stretching back to Victorian times. The Main Sands in Margate still draws swathes of beach dwellers the minute the summer sun peeks out, Broadstairs is always bustling and there is always something going on in Ramsgate marina.
For a good old-fashioned seaside holiday with a modern twist Thanet is the place to go. The recently reimagined Dreamland has given Margate a huge boost, and as well as the rides (which include a wooden rollercoaster and a Ferris Wheel) there are always events going on.
In Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate there are plenty of places to explore inland. Broadstairs has significant roots to Charles Dickens (his house is on the promenade), Ramsgate has interesting tunnels and strong links to Pugin, the architect of the Houses of Parliament, and Margate has the hidden gem that is the Shell Grotto – it just has to be seen!
Each of the town centres have plenty of places to eat for all budgets and there are ‘huge’ supermarkets at Westwood Cross – a mall style shopping district which is only a 10 to 20 minute drive from anywhere in Thanet.
For walking/cycling enthusiasts you can literally walk or cycle safely around the coastline. There are plenty of ‘cycle routes’ and interesting walks taking in some amazing views and places of interest, with some great stop-off points.
For sport nuts there is so much to do from kite surfing to rollerblading. There are golf courses to challenge all abilities and leisure centres and soft play centres to keep the little ones entertained in inclement weather.
Thanet is a true destination; you are never really passing through as the ‘Isle of Thanet’ sticks out into the North Sea. As such, it has something for everyone.