Thanet Sunsets and Skies: ‘the loveliest in all Europe’

JMW Turner once remarked that ‘the skies over Thanet are the loveliest in all Europe.’ Charles Dickens loved Broadstairs and said it had ‘never so fine a sunset’ and was ‘the freshest, freest place.’ Visitors are often outside our Information Centre in Margate eagerly snapping away at golden sunsets that fill the sky; ‘these are some of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen!’

Of course, we think we have some of the best sunrises and sunsets in the world and we’ve chosen our favourite photos to prove it. Once more, the skies are bigger and even more beautiful in Autumn and Winter and you’re more likely to have vast stretches of sand all to yourself.

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Botany Bay Winter Sunset
Sunset, Botany Bay, Broadstairs.
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Sunset, The Harbour Arm, Margate.
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Sunset, St Lawrence, Ramsgate.
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Sunset, The Harbour Arm, Margate.
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Sunset, Minnis Bay, Birchington.
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Sunset, The Harbour Arm, Margate
Kingsgate Castle Sunrise
Sunrise, Kingsgate Bay, Broadstairs.
Botany Bay Winter Sunset 2
Sunset, Botany Bay, Broadstairs.
Margate Harbour Arm Sunset 3
Sunset, Margate Beach.
Ramsgate Sunset
Sunset, Ramsgate Harbour.
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Sunset, St Lawrence, Ramsgate.
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Sunset, West Bay, Westgate.
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Sunrise, Ramsgate Harbour.
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Golden steps at sunset, from Margate Harbour Arm.

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