Just 16 miles from Thanet and easily accessible by train, car or bus is the historic city of Canterbury. With its medieval cathedral, architecture and well developed shopping centre, it has a world wide appeal and attracts thousands of visitors from abroad and the UK.
Set on the River Stour, five miles south of Ramsgate Harbour and three miles upstream of Pegwell Bay is Sandwich, one of the oldest members of the Cinque Ports. It is one of the most historic towns in the country, with the street plan having changed little since the time of Doomsday in 1086. For up to date information on the river entrance, contact the Harbour Master on 07958 376183.
Boats can lay alongside the town quay, whilst deep draft yachts should only enter the river at the top of the tide. Beyond the Toll Bridge, which can be swung free of charge with just one hour’s notice by calling 01304 207707 or 07860 378792, the river is navigable as far as Fordwich, 12 miles upstream with air draft
If you want to let the train take the strain then the High Speed rail line will connect you to London and beyond in just over an hour.
In less than two hours, you could be in the centre of London. Take the well signposted A299 Thanet Way to the M2/A2. A regular coach service to London Victoria has a pick up point opposite the Marina.