Welcome to Ramsgate
the UK’s only
Royal Harbour

“Come see the Ramsgate Illuminations”


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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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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Sunset & Sunrise Paddleboarding launch

ACTIVE RAMSGATE LAUNCHES SUNSET AND SUNRISE PADDLEBOARDING EXPERIENCES LINKED TO LOCAL HOSPITALITY The chance to experience the Ramsgate coastline from a new perspective is available for thrill seekers with the…
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Putting Ramsgate on the Map

I’ve been asked a few times now about how I got into creating my Google Maps. I first started using Google Maps to enhance my foodblog www.noexpert.co.uk a few years ago. …
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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



There has been an ice cream parlour at 76 Harbour Parade for over 70 years. In 2014, the parlour was bought by Nick and Rachel who are continuing…

For a listing of more places to eat click here.

Things to Do

Boat Trips
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Boat Trips

Experience the freedom and exhilaration of getting out to sea with one of Ramsgate’s boat operators and get close-up and personal with a raft of inquisitive seals and magnificent birdlife.

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If you like to keep your feet firmly on the ground start with a round of golf or hit a few balls down at the golf range, finished off with a round or two in the 19th hole of course!

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.

Little Seaside Town

Little Seaside Town

Little Seaside Town is a new and exciting entertainment centre for children and families, Booking calendar NOW LIVE! Unlike traditional soft play centres, Little Seaside Town promotes imaginative role play in…

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It’s time to step out and experience Active Ramsgate’s walking trails. Each trail is themed and bursting with fun things – in amazing places – to make the most of everything our beautiful coastline has to offer.

For a listing of more things to do click here.

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