January 28, 2022

The places that make Thanet the UK’s creative coast

Breath-taking coastal landscapes, internationally renowned galleries, and an unrivalled creative culture, there are plenty of reasons as to why many have named Thanet the UK’s creative coast.

The places that make Thanet the UK’s creative coast

Here are some of the best places to visit in Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs to get your creativity fix:

The Turner Contemporary - Margate

Located on Margate seafront, just steps from Margate Main Sands, sits one of the UK’s most praised and loved art galleries. The Turner Contemporary is regarded by many as one of the best UK galleries outside of London and competes with some of the best galleries the capital offers.

The gallery presents artwork from the best local talent, providing a wide range of historical and contemporary art.

Broadstairs Town

Stunning bays and sandy beaches surround Broadstairs, but its quintessential seaside town is filled with creativity, arts, and culture. The town is home to several impressive, independent art galleries, quirky seaside arts and craft shops, and other independent establishments.

The Palace Cinema is also an independent spot that showcases the latest arthouse movies.

Stunning Landscapes

Thanet is the perfect playground for any photographer. The isle’s many bays and beaches, including Ramsgate Main Sands, Viking Bay, Botany Bay and Margate Main Sands, provide stunning sunsets filled with colour and vibrance on clear evenings while having long stretches of sand to walk along and capture shots.

The Pegwell nature reserve is also perfect for catching shots of local coastal nature during all seasons.

Beacons - Ramsgate

Thanet’s latest piece of coastal creative artwork was created by renowned artist Conrad Shawcross and were installed as part of celebrations of the Turner Contemporary’s 10th anniversary. The artwork is believed to be the largest to be commissioned by children, as a local primary school led the project.

To learn more about this new creative landmark in Thanet, visit