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Thumbs up for Thanet in the Guardian

By katejb  |  Posted: August 17, 2013

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THE Shell Grotto, Limbo art space and Botany Bay have all been given the thumbs up in a national newspaper article.

Turner Contemporary director Victoria Pomery has highlighted the best of Thanet and the east Kent coast in an article for today’s Guardian.

Ms Pomery also mentions Pegwell, Fort’s Café and the secret gardens in Sandwich in her summary of where to go and what to do for a seaside holiday in Kent.

She writes: “ I would recommend a visit to Margate as a start for anyone exploring the Kent coast, and time your visit to catch a special "Turner sunset". JMW Turner, who had a deep connection with Margate, boasted that Thanet's skies were "the loveliest in all Europe".

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Along the coast, between Ramsgate and Sandwich, is Pegwell Bay. You can walk to Pegwell Bay from Ramsgate via a coastal path. This spectacular sweeping bay is a great spot for kite-surfing and its large nature reserve makes it a unique bird watching location (kentwildlifetrust.org.uk).

Beaches such as Botany Bay, just outside Margate, with its chalk stack, as well as Broadstairs and Ramsgate, are clean and the water is warmish for sea swimming. Do check out the tide timetable and swim on a high tide.”

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