Discover the best top things to do in Isle of Thanet, United Kingdom including The Shell Grotto, Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve, The Powell-Cotton Museum, Minnis Bay, Joss Bay, Viking Bay, Westbrook Bay, Kingsgate Bay, West Bay Beach Westgate-on-Sea, St Mildred's Bay Beach.
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4.5 based on 1,231 reviews
Pre-booking essential. The Shell Grotto is one of the world’s most mysterious places: a series of underground rooms and passageways covered by 2000sqft of exquisite mosaic created with 4.6 million shells. Discovered in 1835, nobody knows who created it, when, or why. “The grotto is simultaneously haunting and homely. It could be a lost pagan shrine or have ‘A Present From Margate’ picked out in the shells - it wouldn’t matter. It’s still magical, mysterious and (once it’s in your head) impossible to forget.” Far From the Sodding Crowd: More Uncommonly British Days Out, Penguin Books.
This is only a very small attraction but well worth a visit .. Had to prebook ticket due to the Covid-19 situation ... Amazing and mysterious display of shells lining a tunnel and underground room .. Friendly staff and nice gift shop .. Well worth a visit when in Margate :-)
4.5 based on 170 reviews
Lovely place to go for a walk in the summer, easy to park for a small fee, good paths with views out to sea, lots of birds out there too. Got to see and walk past the ponies grazing today.
4.5 based on 447 reviews
The Powell-Cotton Trust are excited to announce the formal launch of our ‘Reimagining the Museum’ project. Over the next 2 years the Trustees with the ‘Reimagining’ programme team, have some key aims: - Implementation of our decolonisation strategy - Redesign and develop our education and outreach programme - Deliver the ‘Colonial Critters’ project - Create and deliver an exciting programme of public engagement – both digital and physical, including public events - Carry out essential remedial and restorative work to the museum building, Quex House and Quex Gardens Throughout this exciting period of change we have taken the difficult decision that the museum, house and gardens will not be open for public visits other than through organised events and programmes. These will all be advertised on our website and through social media, allowing audiences to continue to connect with our collections – physically, virtually and through outreach.
Whilst February isn’t the best time to see the gardens there is so much inside the museum to see. An amazing collection and worth a visit.
4.5 based on 270 reviews
Looking for quiet beach walk, wonderful views, sandy beach, wide walk paths open space, green meadow, room for dogs to run, shells for carpet to walk on and lastly relaxing deep sea air to breath in. I think I've painted the pictures. Don't tell everyone.. We will be back..
4.5 based on 276 reviews
Loved this beach had a fab day out car park is great £5.00 all day in farmers field opposite beach there is a shop toilets and rock pooling when tide is out. Still space on beach when tide is in but get there early as gets busy real quick on hot days definitely going again and will reccomend to anyone.
4.5 based on 877 reviews
This beach is wonderful all year round but during the summer season it is especially interesting. There are activities for younger children, for example, bouncy castles, swingboats, a vintage roundabout and Punch and Judy Show. There is also a watersports school offering surfing, stand-up paddling and kayaking for older children and adults. There are lots of cafes on the beach and around the promenade. It is a really traditional English seaside resort - quaint, charming and very photogenic!
4.5 based on 88 reviews
We've been coming to Margate since I was a child and this is the first time I have stepped into Westbrook beach, it's a lovely stretch of golden sand, much quieter than its busy neigbour and better for it, ideal for a winter walk, blue skies and all.
4.5 based on 103 reviews
Lovely beach with lots of sand and tucked away from the hoards. Beautiful spot on a midweek sunny September day. Very picturesque. Definitely worth visiting.
4.5 based on 104 reviews
This bay gets the sun all day, the sand is washed by the sea each day and it has the best sunsets of all the bays in Thanet.
4.5 based on 50 reviews
Visited st Mildred’s bay today, lovely beach with plenty of on street free parking, enjoyed a very good lunch at Pav’s cafe and then rented one of their bright yellow bikes for a leisurely ride into Margate, will definitely return.
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