Media coverage this week has included Thanet being named the sunshine capital of the UK, Ramsgate’s emergence as a UK best coastal town and the completion of the first luxury Royal Sands Ramsgate apartments just steps from Ramsgate main sands.
Here are some of Thanet's biggest stories currently, showing why so many are looking to relocate to the Isle.
Thanet named the sunshine capital of the UK
Featured in the Mail Online, the Met Office revealed data showing that Thanet is the UK's number one coastal destination for sunshine, experiencing the most hours of sunlight per year - with an average of 724 hours annually.
Weather experts pored over ten years of data to calculate the results, which saw Folkestone and Hythe come home in fifth and sixth behind Hastings.
Owner of the harbour restaurant Jetty Broadstairs, Christian Miles, said: "Long hours of sunshine in this tiny corner of the country mean we can open 8 am until 9 pm so that people can come down and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with a cold beer al fresco – Thanet sun is no longer a secret."
Learn more about Thanet being the UK's sunshine capital here.
Ramsgate on the rise
An article from KentOnline has highlighted how Ramsgate is emerging as a top coastal location. The article recognises the towns' rich maritime history, impressive sea views, cafe culture, and transport connections to London.
According to the Property Market Index, which tracks UK house-buying trends, Ramsgate is the number one seaside town for London buyers seeking a move to the coast.
Amanda Collison from the Property Market Index explains: "Ramsgate's royal links, maritime history, architecture, stunning harbour, Thanet's Blue Flag international award-winning sandy beaches, high performing grammar schools and high demand for living by the sea have all lead to why this seaside town is quickly becoming the latest popular coastal location with relocators from London."
Phil Thorley, operations director at Thorley Taverns, which runs multiple outlets across the Thanet coast, said: "Ramsgate doesn't enjoy the spotlight at the moment and from an aesthetic point of view, it should. I don't quite understand why it hasn't caught on. Because when people come down and see Ramsgate, they think it's breathtaking. The Royal Harbour and the vista along the front are magnificent."
To learn more about the growth of Thanet, read the article here.
Royal Sands Ramsgate gets ready to welcome first residents
It was announced on KentOnline that Royal Sands Ramsgate phase one apartments are nearing completion, almost ready for residents to move in.
These luxury apartments are just steps away from Ramsgate main sands. Each resident can enjoy uninterrupted sea views while being only a short walk from the historic Ramsgate Royal Harbour.
A Blueberry spokesperson has said: "Phase one apartment have all been sold and will be ready for occupation very soon.
"Following the success of the off-plan launch for the phase one apartments, we are delighted to confirm that the phase two apartments have now been officially launched and are available for purchase. Due to ongoing demand, phase three apartments are also under construction and ahead of schedule."