When it comes to beautiful beaches, Thanet is world-renowned. In fact, their beauty captivated "the father of Modern art", JMW Turner who frequented Margate to capture the beauty of the skies and seas. We love exploring our home town of Margate, as well as all the other fantastic walks Thanet has to offer. You don't get much better than a beach-side dog walk! Luckily, many Thanet beaches such as Eastcliff and Palm Bay are dog-friendly all year round but restrictions do apply at some of the more popular beaches so always be sure to check before your visit on the council website to make sure you know where pups are welcome.
The walk between Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate forms part of the Viking Coastal Trail, a much loved walk between dogs and their humans. Broadstairs is roughly 5 miles from both Margate and Rasmgate so it’s easy to break the trail up into smaller walks, perfect for dogs who don't love long walkies. It's super easy to follow too! Just walk along the promenade and enjoy the beautiful sea views that inspired J M W Turner along the way.
For history lovers, there is the Margate Heritage Trail through town or the informative Ramsgate Blitz Guided Walk which is a great way to discover the Ramsgate's past and dogs are welcome to tag along too. Literature fans should try out the Turner and Dickens walk which follows an ancient footpath between St Peter's and St John's churches. This four-mile route, from Margate to Broadstairs will take you to several sites that played important roles in both the artist and author's lives. For more inspiration, have a look at the Active Ramsgate website, or the Visit Thanet website which has lots of walk suggestions.
If you're looking for a more personalised welcome, you can book a free Kent Greeter, a friendly volunteer who will delight in sharing Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate’s hidden highlights. Greeters are not trained guides, meaning they will give you a personal view of their home town, like a friend. You can book a Greeter online, just be sure to book at least 2 days in advance and let your Greeter know that you have a dog in your party.