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Broadstairs is situated on the coast between Margate and Ramsgate. The area is known as Thanet and was originally an island, separated from the mainland by the Wantsum Channel.

Margate
Margate is the largest of the three towns and is a traditional holiday seaside resort with beautiful sandy beaches, a vibrant ‘old town’ with a café culture, retro shops and the wonderful Turner Contemporary Art Gallery. Dreamland heritage theme park is also a great place to visit to enjoy all the fun of the fair.

Ramsgate
Ramsgate has a maritime history dating back hundreds of years. It boasts a royal harbour full of boats and yatchs, surrounded by cafes and restaurants. You can enjoy boat trips to go fishing or see the seals, explore the old smugglers caves or take a lovely cliff-top walk. On a clear day you can even see France.

Westwood Cross
Westwood Cross shopping centre is located just outside Broadstairs, with a regular bus service from the town centre. It is open seven days a week and has over fifty shops and restaurants, as well as a ten-screen cinema, health club and casino. There are also regular special events and market stalls for your enjoyment.

Take a tour of our local area:

Thanet Coastal Film from Thanet District Council on Vimeo.

 

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