Welcome to Ramsgate
the UK’s only
Royal Harbour

“A great place for a Staycation”


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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Walking tips for beginners

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise you can do. We’re encouraged to exercise for 150 minutes every week, and this can be for as little as 10…
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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

Travel Lodge

Travel Lodge

Situated just 1 mile from Ramsgate train station, the Ramsgate Seafront hotel is an excellent choice for convenient accommodation in this bustling seaside Kent town. The hotel is perfectly…

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Where to Eat

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Things to Do



Come and have a go on our petanque piste tucked away in Charlotte Court, just behind York Street behind Hovelling Boat Inn and the Horse & Groom pub….

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Whether you want to chill out by yourself, enjoy a fun day out with the family, go racing with a friend or benefit from some hard core upper-body training, paddleboarding will keep you on your toes.

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