Margate. That formerly uncool seaside resort in north-west Kent, has had quite the revamp. It is part of Thanet, which also includes the seaside towns of Ramsgate and Broadstairs, and was recently mentioned in Frommers must-see destinations for 2011. Margate is packed with quirky cafes and vintage shops, and it's also home to the new Turner Contemporary gallery.

Margate. That formerly uncool seaside resort in north-west Kent, has had quite the revamp. It is part of Thanet, which also includes the seaside towns of Ramsgate and Broadstairs, and was recently mentioned in Frommers must-see destinations for 2011. Margate is packed with quirky cafes and vintage shops, and it's also home to the new Turner Contemporary gallery.

Ramsgate in Kent, England. Here in the harbour you can still see a few boats that took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk in WW2

Ramsgate in Kent, England. Here in the harbour you can still see a few boats that took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk in WW2

Ramsgate Harbour

Ramsgate Harbour

Vintage railway posters of UK seaside destinations - Ramsgate

Vintage rail posters to raise a fortune when they go on sale in USA

Vintage railway posters of UK seaside destinations - Ramsgate

Ramsgate Harbour at dusk, England...have been , but want to again !

St George's Day 2013: 101 things to try before you die without leaving England

Ramsgate Harbour at dusk, England...have been , but want to again !

Ramsgate Main Sands Beach - Kent

Ramsgate Main Sands Beach - Kent

Beach scene, 1890s at Ramsgate, England

Beach scene, 1890s at Ramsgate, England

The Royal Victoria Pavilion and 'Pleasurama', Ramsgate, 1932

The Royal Victoria Pavilion and 'Pleasurama', Ramsgate, 1932


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Jacob's Ladder, Ramsgate Seafront, Kent, built in 1826 by John Shaw easiest way to the seafront... stairway to heaven, actually.

Jacob's Ladder, Ramsgate Seafront, Kent, built in 1826 by John Shaw easiest way to the seafront... stairway to heaven, actually.

Ramsgate Main sands

Ramsgate Main sands

Ramsgate harbour

Ramsgate harbour

Anyone for a spot of fishing? The tall masts of fishing boats at Ramsgate harbour complete the perfect snap of a seaside promenade

Wish you were here? Idyllic Summertime scenes capture buckets, spades and happy holidays at British resorts during the Sixties

Anyone for a spot of fishing? The tall masts of fishing boats at Ramsgate harbour complete the perfect snap of a seaside promenade

Ramsgate Pavilion and Beach

Ramsgate Pavilion and Beach

Harbor, II., Ramsgate, England between 1890 and 1900

Harbor, II., Ramsgate, England between 1890 and 1900

Image from http://vintageposterblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Ramsgate-3.jpg.

Image from http://vintageposterblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Ramsgate-3.jpg.

tram in Ramsgate, England. Edwardian seaside

tram in Ramsgate, England. Edwardian seaside

Broadstairs, Stone Bay, Kent, a coastal town seaside resort on the Isle of Thanet, East Kent, England, about 80 miles (130 km) east of London. It is part of the civil parish of Broadstairs & St Peter's. Situated between Margate & Ramsgate, Broadstairs is known as the "Jewel in Thanet's crown" with crest motto of Stella Maris, "Star of the Sea", the Capt & I were here with his brother May, 2013..

Broadstairs, Stone Bay, Kent, a coastal town seaside resort on the Isle of Thanet, East Kent, England, about 80 miles (130 km) east of London. It is part of the civil parish of Broadstairs & St Peter's. Situated between Margate & Ramsgate, Broadstairs is known as the "Jewel in Thanet's crown" with crest motto of Stella Maris, "Star of the Sea", the Capt & I were here with his brother May, 2013..

Railway....Ramsgate

Railway....Ramsgate

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