Welcome to Visit Ramsgate
Ramsgate is home to the only Royal Harbour in the UK – given this status by King George IV because he was so impressed with the hospitality he received in our coastal town, and the same is still true today.
With one of the warmest climates in the UK, there’s a distinct continental feel in the town. Visitors can soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere in one of the many waterfront bars, cafes and restaurants and enjoy the beautiful architecture and our famous Harbour Arches with stunning views across the marina.
There’s so much to enjoy – relax and explore the eclectic mix of artisan and boutique shops or stroll along our award-winning sandy beaches and shoreline. If you are looking for something more adventurous, why not cycle, canoe or even kitesurf around our stunning chalk cliff coastline, famous the world over.
There’s one thing you can always count on when visiting Ramsgate – and that’s a right Royal welcome!
Don’t forget to check out our Guest Blogs to see what people are saying about Ramsgate.
The Ramsgate Kingfishers are set to feature on BBC Winterwatch this year. These birds are very territorial and some of the footage [...]
Ramsgate Royal Harbour
Explore the UK’s only Royal Harbour
Ramsgate Wartime Tunnels
Take a tour of the Ramsgate Wartime Tunnels. The entrance is on the East Cliff promenade.
The Italianate Glasshouse
Visit the Italianate Glasshouse in King George VI Park on the East Cliff.
Pegwell Bay Seals
Visit the Seals at Pegwell Bay Nature Reserve.
Explore Coastal Trails
Follow the signs for the Contra coastal walk along the cliff tops to the old Pegwell Hoverport and Nature Reserve.
The Boating Pool
The Boating Pool is a great place to relax on West Cliff.
For the more adventurous have a go at sail boarding or kite surfing.
Ramsgate Main Sands
Build a sand castle or just relax on the beach.
Ramsgate beach or park walk to Broadstairs
Depending on the tide take a beach walk from Ramsgate to Broadstairs. At high tide walk along the cliff top through King George VI Park rejoining the promenade at Dumpton Bay.
Visit Ellington Park. Explore the wildlife garden and pond. Look out for the sculptures.
Where to STAY
What people say…
“Another beautiful day at the beach today #LoveRamsgate”
“Ramsgate is the best & I never want to leave”
“My dad & step mum are so cute. They drove all the way down to Ramsgate and back from abbey wood on the motor bike just to get fish & chips..”
“My fav place”
“Swimming at sunrise in 5.1c off beautiful Ramsgate beach. Best way to start the day!”
“There’s a harbour full of all kinds of ships, closed in by stone jetties running into the sea on which one can walk. And further out one sees the sea in its natural state, and that’s beautiful”
“Ramsgate’s at the Land’s End of the south-east; the getaway place with great scenery and the great outdoors (And it’s just down the line from London).”
“Thoroughly enjoyed a lovely family day out in Ramsgate. This town really looks beautiful in Autumn #LoveRamsgate”
“Enjoyed a bracing walk on the Westcliff with the love of my life #LoveRamsgate”
Where to EAT
What the Papers say…
“Forget Cornwall – Move to the Kent Rivera”
“Ramsgate has been quietly reinventing itself, without fuss or fanfare”
“No wonder the magazine GQ described Ramsgate as Hackney-sur-Mer”
“There are many reasons to visit Ramsgate. For a start, the beach at Ramsgate is the closest sandy beach to London”
“The harbour and marina may be Ramsgate’s shop window but there’s plenty more to attract you: listed buildings galore, fine sands, coastal walks and wonderful sea views”
“This revived resort on the Kent coast now offers plenty of exciting ways to explore its historic and natural wonders”