: London Gatwick
: Westbrook Bay
: Promenade Brewers Fayre
: Dry Ski Slope, John Nike Leisuresport
: Westgate & Birchington Golf Club
: The Ali Raj
Car: not necessary
The beauty of breaks in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate is that whatever your interests, whatever your mood, whatever you age, there is always something enticing to do.
For fresh-air activity cycle along the family-friendly Viking Coastal Trail, play golf (18-holes, mini, adventure), or how about high-octane surfing?
Learning is fun for all ages with the Thanet Coast Project, which organises seashore safaris and Rock Doc Walks revealing the natural wonders of our coast. Maybe join a boat trip to see playful seals.
Our heritage and culture is equally varied, contrasting Dickens House Museum and Pugin's Grange with Turner Contemporary and the innovative galleries of Margate Old Town. Also uncover surprises like the exotic Powell-Cotton Museum and the mysterious Shell Grotto.
Retail ranges from vintage and boutique in Margate Old Town, to crafts and antiques in Broadstairs, and the cater-all shopping and leisure of Westwood Cross.
As to food, you can tuck into everything from fish and chips to Italian and Thai. Sample café culture beside Ramsgate marina and beer from the local brewery. Crunch on Thanet's very own new crisps and buy Kent's finest from Quex Barn farmers' market.