Ramsgate Marina

The Busy Harbour serves local fisherman and internationalyachtsmen alike, providing a wide range of facilities. There are many interesting activities constantly taking place all around this historic Harbour with many vantage points  for the visitor to enjoy the pleasant surroundings. Take a gentle cruise around the bustling harbour or a walk along the East Pier to The Eagle café which is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the picturesque views of Ramsgate.

The Harbour also provides the venue for many festivals and events throughout the year such as the spectacular Heineken Race of the Classics, an impressive sight featuring classic old Dutch ships, ranging in size from 15 metres to the largest of approximately 55 metres.

Whilst visiting the Harbour, you should take the opportunity of visiting the Maritime Museum which provides fascinating information of a maritime nature for all the family. Situated all around the Harbour are other places of interest, including the Sailor's Church and Jacob's Ladder in Military Road, the RNLI Lifeboat Station and the Royal Temple Yacht Club.

The Royal Harbour Ramsgate, whilst having modern facilities, has an interesting historical background, dating back to Roman times, with many features still in existence. The Harbour was given it Royal title in 1821 when George IV sailed from Ramsgate to Hanover and back. He was so taken with the hospitality given to him by the people of Ramsgate that he decreed Ramsgate Harbour should have the right to add 'Royal' to its name. It is the only 'Royal' harbour in the United Kingdom. This page has been borrowed from the excellent Tourist information site for Thanet.

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