Welcome to Ramsgate
the UK’s only
Royal Harbour

“Come & visit our beautiful seaside town”


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.

Ramsgate is a great place to visit in any weather!

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New Year Fireworks

New Year Fireworks

Ramsgate Town Council is putting on a New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display to see the New Year in with a bang! The fireworks will be visible from both East and…
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A December to Remember in Ramsgate

It is officially the Countdown to Christmas, our favourite month in Ramsgate!  The boats and our lovely businesses are starting to twinkle with thousands of colourful lights, reassuring us that…
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Family Fun Day

Ramsgate Christmas Fun Day

Christmas in Ramsgate starts on Sunday 28th November with a Family Fun Day in the town centre, from midday to 5pm.  The event will see the return of the ever-popular…
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What people say…

Just a small selection of what people have said about Ramsgate.

“I Love London and I Love Paris but I am a Child of the Pine Woods and the Sands in Ramsgate”

Vincent Van Gogh

Moved to Ramsgate April 1876

“Ramsgate has been quietly reinventing itself, without fuss or fanfare”
Joanne O`Connor
This revived resort on the Kent coast now offers plenty of exciting ways to explore its historic and natural wonders
Danny Burrows
“No wonder the magazine GQ described Ramsgate as Hackney-sur-Mer”
Clive Aslet

Where to Stay

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Where to Eat

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Things to Do

Sea Kayaking
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Sea Kayaking

If you think that you’ve already enjoyed the best that kayaking can offer in Kent, then think again. Get on board with Active Ramsgate’s sea kayak trails. Think about the exhilaration that comes with setting yourself free on the water.

Birdwatching binoculars
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Every year migrating birds from around the world make the hazardous journey across oceans to take advantage of the temperate Ramsgate climate. It doesn’t matter if you’re a practiced twitcher, professional ornithologist, keen amateur or a total fledgling birder.

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