About Ramsgate


Ramsgate is a wonderful blend of maritime heritage, architectural splendour and a touch of cosmopolitan pizzazz. 

Why not dine alfresco and watch the yachts sail in and out of the marina, or stroll along the promenade to the harbour and choose something tasty from one of the boats landing their daily catch? 

For those who like nostalgia, a visit to the Pinball Parlour where you can try out the vintage machines will invoke memories. 

Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to the beach, with 15 beaches and bays between Pegwell Bay and Reculver renowned for their sand and awarded 3 Blue Flags and 7 Quality Coast Awards. 

Whether it be beach combing or boat rides Ramsgate has it all to offer. For the more energetic there is the Viking Coastal Trail, one of the most attractive leisure cycle routes in Kent. 

Breathtaking sandy beaches and fresh sea air, discovering a natural, relaxed and friendly place. Facing south is Ramsgate and its stunning Royal Harbour, unique in England. With a lively shopping area and regular traditional market, the town is excellent for food and eating, with little cafes, friendly pubs, excellent varied restaurants and a ‘café culture’ at the harbour-side – the perfect place for a relaxing time. 

Explore further and you’ll find a cultural core, a wealth of creative residents and a blossoming arts scene with galleries and new businesses emerging. By the harbour, Victorian arches host ship chandlers, boat sales, intriguing shops and artists’ studios - Ramsgate is all about finding hidden treasures and falling in love with a different way of life. 

Ramsgate is naturally appealing. Low chalk cliffs dominate the beach and edge the whole Thanet peninsula. Chalk rockpools and rare chalks reefs teem with wildlife yet these are the closest surfing beaches to London. 

The Isle of Thanet is a historic landing place; the first Saxons Hengist and Horsa arrived close to Ramsgate and St Augustine stepped onto our shore on his way to nearby Canterbury. Our classic seaside heritage is enhanced by remarkable 18th and 19th century architecture, when the town was a favourite retreat for AWN Pugin, Elizabeth Fry, Van Gogh and Coleridge. Nowadays, you can explore unchanged squares and find all the individual independent little places to shop, eat, drink and stay. 

We are next door to Broadstairs and 5 miles from Margate, with pretty villages and country pubs 15 mins away. We are on the doorstep to Europe, less than 3 hours travel away via Dover, and we are just 75 minutes from central London. 

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