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Spring is the perfect time of year to get outdoors and active on the Isle of Thanet coast.

Fresh sea air, big skies and spectacular sandy beaches. 

Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate all offer inspiring opportunities to walk and cycle or, for the more adventurous, surfing, Stand-Up-Paddleboarding and boat trips.

19 miles of breath-taking coastline, just perfect for making the most of spring’s longer days

Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate offer the perfect locations to get active at the coast.  From gentle beach walks along quiet bays to more adventurous surfing and sailing.   

Walking, cycling, watersports and so much more… 

The 32-mile (51.4 km) Viking Coastal Trail shadows a stunning coastline, leading cyclists and walkers to Blue Flag beaches and spectacular cliffs, inland villages and rural lanes.   

The Isle excels at adrenaline-fuelled adventure. Take surf or Stand-Up-Paddleboard (SUP) lessons at Joss Bay Surf School, Kent Surf School or with Kite Pirates in Ramsgate (SUP only).  Set sail on a boat trip from Ramsgate to see seals in their natural habitat or marvel at the size of the turbines at the offshore wind farm. 

Get active with Active Ramsgate, an initiative run by Ramsgate Town Council, giving you the opportunity to explore the area through outdoor activities.  Choose from walking trails, cycle routes and SUP Safaris. 

Serious golfers love the Isle’s 18-hole, cliff-top links courses, whilst others can take on the challenge of adventure golf delivering hours of fun. 

For at least half a day of fabulous family entertainment, hire a Coastal Explorer Pack.  At just £5 plus proof of ID they’re great value for money.  The packs are filled with equipment to help you discover the Isle’s rich heritage stories and natural coastal designations.  Learn essential explorer skills such as how to make a sundial and use a compass, or delve into the pack for the marine identification gear and become a real rocky shore researcher! 

Captcha Code is an original game that hybrids a treasure hunt and an escape room, exploring timeless Broadstairs - a wonderfully different way of actively discovering an area by playing undercover agents who must complete an important mission to save the world!! 

If this whets your appetite for further active discovery, seek out the Isle’s Digital Discovery Plaques and learn about some of the area’s unique stories, rich heritage and secrets.  They’re at key locations around the Isle. 

The opportunities for being outdoors and active in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate are plentiful and make for an unforgettable spring trip away.   

All just 75 minutes from London by train with Southeastern’s high-speed service from St. Pancras International. 

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