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Explore Thanet Kent:

"We have a fine sea, wholesome for all people, profitable for the body, profitable for the mind ... the boats are dancing on the bubbling water, the colliers are afloat again, the white bordered waves rush in, the children do chase the ebbing Neptune ... all the sea is sparkling, heaving, swelling up with life and beauty this bright morning."

Charles Dickens, from "Our English Watering Place" describing Broadstairs.

"My Dear Miss Allan.
....don't forget to remind your iron uncle of our Broadstairs engagement, to which I hold you bound. A good sea – fresh breezes – fine sands – and pleasant walks – with all manner of fishing boats. Light houses, piers, bathing machines and so forth are its only attractions, but it's one of the fresh and free-est little places in the worlds. Consequently the proper place for you."


Charles Dickens, from a letter written to a friend on the 3rd July 1841 from the Royal Hotel, describing Broadstairs.




Start your tour with 26 miles of sandy beaches, tide details, surfing wind speeds, web cam, Charles Dickens, local history and much more.

Although we are a kitchen retailer we have always included links to local sites, as they have increased we have now expanded them to this page.

We have tried to pick some of the more specialist sites, on important or interesting topics,
rather than general 'blogs' which are in plentiful supply.

Please note - We cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.






Please click on the image below, to explore web sites for Thanet Kent and view our beautiful local Kent coastline.

Local Thanet Beaches...

Explore 15 sandy beaches and bays. Broadstairs, the Jewel in Thanet's Crown, also known as Stella Maris - the Star of the Sea. Thanet all there is to see and do. Ramsgate was named as one of the country's hot spots for 2006 by Country Life magazine. MCS - the highest UK Beach Award is at Thanet.

Thanet Kent, Local Tides and Weather...

Check the local Thanet tide, it's not worth the risk. Eight local, Thanet weather updates per day. The Kent coast, Sailing, surfing, or looking for a kitebeach, check the wind speed.

Ramsgate Harbour...

Ramsgate Harbour has the distinction of being the only Royal¯ harbour in the country, thanks to George IV mooring there one night. Live images from the Ramsgate Royal Harbour Marina. Welcome to the Ramsgate Lifeboat. Photos of Ramsgate's Offshore Lifeboats.

Thanets Attractions, interests, activities and the local news...

Thanet's Local attractions. All the best places to go and things to do on the Isle of Thanet. Vattenfall acquired the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm project in November 2008. On completion the wind farm will have a total capacity of 300mw. It will be the largest operational offshore wind farm anywhere in the World. The Thanet project is located approximately 12 km off Foreness Point, the most eastern part of Kent. Read the local Thanet paper.

Things to do and see in Thanet...

A fantastic festival in August, in Broadstairs, one of the loveliest seaside towns in England, what more could you want? width= Vattenfall Ramsgate Week 2011 is the Royal Temple Yacht Club annual regatta and is widely recognised as the friendly regatta and the alternative to Cowes. RAF Manston was the closest Kent airfield to the enemy coast and bore the brunt of the early Luftwaffe air attacks in the long hot summer of 1940. This is one of the few surviving airfields which participated in the Battle of Britain.

East Kent, Local History...

Thanet hasn't always had such a close connection with the rest of Kent but why is it called an island? A vision of Thanet Kent between 1801 and 2001 Ramsgate Kent Public Air Raid Shelters, Scenic Railway and other tunnels. Richborough Kent, archaeologists discover the original Roman coastline at the time of the Roman invasion of Britain in AD43.

A new road is to be built on the Isle of Thanet in east Kent during 2010-12. The road will be 6.5 km long and will cross one of the richest archaeological areas in Britain. Thanet Earth, Brooksend, near Monkton, Thanet.

Thanets Connections with Charles Dickens, Pugin and Turner...

Broadstairs Dickens Festival held annually in the third week of June, since 1937. Charles Dickens, an online reference database. Augustus Pugin built this Ramsgate house in 1843-4 to live in with his family. Turner Contemporary is a visual arts organisation that celebrates JMW Turner's association with Margate.

Local Natural History in Thanet...

Working with people for Thanet coastal wildlife. Common & Migrating Birds can be located at different times of the year around the Thanet coast. Manston Kent, Nature reserve set in 16 beautiful acres of abandoned chalk quarry.

East Kent, Local Photographs...

A 360° panoramic tour around Ramsgate Kent. A 360° panoramic tour around Broadstairs Kent. A 360° panoramic tour around Margate Kent. A 360° panoramic tour around sandwich Kent. See old photos, old maps, local books and memories of Thanet.

Local Thanet Businesses...

72 King Street, Ramsgate. The local history bookshop for everything on Thanet. About 30,000 books including collectors items. visit the websites of 100s of businesses and companies that are based in Thanet Kent.




If you are local and wish to have your site listed and it fits into the style of this page, please feel free to e-mail us using the link at the top centre of this page in the contact bar and we will consider it, we do not always expect a reciprocal link in return.



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