Ramsgate Marina
Ramsgate Marina

Autumn in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

Crisp seaside air, bracing cliff-top walks, hot chocolate, foodie fun, Halloween spooks and fireworks magic – wrap up warm and enjoy the many things going on at our coast this autumn. Things to do…

‘Seas the day’ and head to the beaches! At this time of year they are so peaceful and we have some of the best, most breathtaking sandy stretches in the country. Perfect for strolls with the dog. Warm your hands around a mug of hot chocolate; stop off at a cafe or fortify yourself with something stronger at one of our cosy coastal pubs. Simply watch the white horses roll in, or step out again with a Coastal Explorer Pack

Take fresh sea air, sprinkle generously with sumptuous seasonal produce from the Garden of England – it’s time to enjoy Broadstairs Food Festival. Fnd tasty treats at award-winning Cliftonville Farmers Market. Fresh vegetables call for hearty autumn soups and stews, and at Quex Barn you can buy lots of local produce – also served for you to savour in the restaurant. Learn the secrets of beer making on a Brewery Tour and raise a glass at one of our many micro pubs - we're rumoured to have more than any other destination

Experience the magic of sunsets on our coast. Artist JMW Turner once said, “The skies over Thanet are the loveliest in all Europe”, and there’s no better setting for some romance than the colourful setting of the evening sun. Escape, relax, be in the moment. Come back as often as you like – our breathtaking sunsets and magnificent skies are ready to greet you through every season

Discover our coastal walks – autumn is exactly the crispy, fresh, toe-tingly time to pull on your hiking boots and re-energise in the great outdoors. Walk – or cycle – quiet lanes, past ancient churches and striking chalk cliffs on the Viking Coastal Trail. Or explore with the Active Ramsgate programme of walks – taking in Regency architecture and classic seaside scenes of boats, birds and bays

Let your natural curiosity lead the way around our parks and gardens. Shuffle through leaves at Ellington Park, Ramsgate and see what you spot on the nature trail. Or discover the ethereal Italianate Greenhouse tucked away in King George VI Memorial Park, just a sea breeze from Ramsgate’s water’s edge. Find what birds and wildlife stir at 16-acre Monkton Nature Reserve, and soak up the creative vibes of Regency, Victorian and Edwardian times in Quex Gardens

Spark, challenge, enrich your imagination with a visit to see the masterly giant abstracts by Patrick Heron at Margate’s Turner Contemporary – exhibition opens 19th October. And if that whets your artistic appetite, drop into the Isle’s many inspiring galleries and studios showcasing local, regional and national artists. Make a note to revisit in Autumn 2019 when Turner Contemporary hosts the iconic Turner Prize

Escape to Thanet the daring way when you venture into one of the area's 4 Escape rooms. Pick your theme, pick your team and hunt the clues to solve the puzzle and get away – but can you beat the clock? It’s great fun for friends and families, and the latest Escape venue includes a room especially to challenge children

Delve into the Isle’s rich and varied history with a trip to Margate Museum or an underground adventure at the wartime Ramsgate Tunnels. Experience what it is like to be a pilot at the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum, or try solving the mystery of the Shell Grotto. At the Powell-Cotton Museum you can immerse yourself in extraordinary African and Asian collections

Could you be the next Tiger Woods of Adventure Mini Golf? Make your way through the challenges of waterfalls, fountains and obstacles whilst coming face to face with pirates, dinosaurs and ducks. Not just an outdoor activity, now available indoors too – ideal if the weather turns

Join Halloween high jinx and Bonfire Night fun. Dare you brave QuExtreme Terror after dark in the forest and maze of Quex Park? Or venture into the 7 interactive scare mazes at Screamland? Re-set the mood to magical as fireworks displays light the skies over the Isle with dazzling starbursts of colour