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Why the water is the hottest thing this summer in Ramsgate

Did you know that Ramsgate is one of the hottest destinations in the UK for water-based activities?

With airport disruptions in the news, many are still looking at destinations in the UK to get that continental feel, and this south-east corner of the country is just that.

With its own microclimate, meaning that it gets more sun than most of the UK, Ramsgate and the surrounding area is THE staycation place to go.

And as many holidaymakers do when they are on the beach in Spain, France or Portugal, they use the opportunity to take a boat trip or get a kayak out on the water. But there’s no need to hop on a plane or travel across the Channel, you can experience the same thing right here in Ramsgate.

Sea Kayaking seals

Kayaking is an alternative way to explore the area, giving you a different perspective on the land and water. Exploring the chalky cliffs and wildlife from a kayak is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have.

We’ve developed the perfect self-guided canoe trail from the white cliffs of Ramsgate around the coastline to the pretty town of Broadstairs.

But if you’re a beginner, then there’s the option of a guided excursion – again canoeing the sea water from Ramsgate to Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve. You simply need to contact Canoe Wild to book your place.

For more information on kayaking in Ramsgate, you can download our kayaking guide.

However, if that all seems a bit too much effort, how about getting a boat to do the work for you? Getting out to sea, you can get some special encounters with birdlife or even seals! There are a variety of boat trips on offer from Ramsgate Harbour, there will almost certainly be one to match your interests!

Choose from river picnic boats to Sandwich or out to the windfarms and the famous Goodwin Sands, or you can even do a spot of fishing! More information from the various boat operators and trips here.

River Runner boat

But of course, it’s not just about the water. While you are here, there’s plenty to do and see in Ramsgate, along with a medley of other outdoor activities by the sea from Active Ramsgate www.visitramsgate.co.uk/activeramsgate . The only Royal Harbour in the UK, the continental vibe really comes into its own with the vast array of eateries around the waterfront marina, together with a wide variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Ramsgate is known for being steeped in history, amazing architecture, beautiful sandy bays and nature reserves with wildlife that can only be seen in this part of the UK. It’s a truly ‘get-away-from-it-all’ destination, and with plenty of walking and cycling trails, it’s a wonderful place to explore the great outdoors. For more information on the hottest destination this summer, visit www.visitramsgate.co.uk

Active Ramsgate

Please note that if Kayakers are visiting the Pegwell Bay Nature Reserve that in order to protect the wildlife from disturbance there is no landing allowed here.

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