Broadstairs Margate & Ramsgate Visitor Guide

World-class art gallery, gourmet dining and spectacular beaches and bays
Kent's Isle of Thanet is being transformed. Resorts rich in seaside traditions are buzzing with new leases of life. Margate's internationally acclaimed Turner Contemporary art gallery is powering arts-led regeneration. Broadstairs now blends surfer-chic with its bucket-and-spade charms. Ramsgate rejoices in a cosmopolitan, café culture vibe. And all within easy reach of London on high speed trains.

In Kent's north-east corner discover 15 gorgeous beaches and bays, exhilarating cliff-top hikes and time-warp villages. Take up high-octane watersports, ranging from kite-surfing to kayaking. Explore an intriguing history spanning 6th century saints and WWII Spitfires - via Charles Dickens connections, serene churches and a curio-packed stately home.

On the Isle of Thanet you'll get sand between your toes and sea views wrapped around your soul. Expand your horizons by encountering exciting modern art, drink in vast sunset views, stroll new-to-you bays, linger in stylish spots to eat and drink. Feast on net-fresh seafood, head off on a hike, set off on a boat trip. Go paddling, sea-swimming, beachcombing.

It's time to explore the new Isle of Thanet. And in doing so, discover a new you.

Take a walk or two on your holiday but don't forget to take a map.