Here at the very edge of the Garden of England, three Georgian and Victorian resorts, each with its own distinctive character- Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate- cluster around the bays and harbours at the far end of a peninsula.
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There’s a retro feel to these towns, with their remarkable 18th and 19th century architecture, their classic seaside heritage and kitsch, their electric attractions and tiny live arts & music venues. And there are all the individual independent little places to shop, eat, drink and stay.
Miles of low chalk cliffs edge the peninsula, sheltering a string of secluded, unspoilt sandy bays. Chalk rock pools, chalk stacks and rare chalk reefs teem with wildlife. These are the closest surfing beaches to the capital city: a popular choice with south-east boarders.