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Type:Towns & Villages

The Droit House, Stone Pier, Margate, Kent, CT9 1JD

Tel: +44 01843 577577

Ramsgate Royal Harbour


Ramsgate is home to the only ‘Royal’ Harbour in the country, a sparkling marina, award-winning sandy beach, history and heritage and clifftops that beg to be rambled.

There are a wealth of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs scattered along the waterfront, offering a cosmopolitan pizzazz, where you can happily pass the time people watching or dreaming about which yacht you would like – if only! Learn more about the town’s maritime heritage at Ramsgate Maritime Museum.

The town is rich in fine buildings. Here you’ll find The Grange, a Victorian Gothic confection built by architect Augustus Pugin, who also designed the interiors of the Houses of Parliament.

Head to one of the towns hidden treasures, Ramsgate Tunnels, where you’ll don a hard hat and grab a torch to descend deep into a subterranean network that was a permanent home to 1000 people in WWII. At the entrance, the Defence of the Nation Museum profiles one of military history’s greatest escapes ‘Operation Dynamo’.

If you are feeling adventurous you can take a boat trip around the harbour or venture further afield and explore the sandbanks and seal colonies that sit just off our coastline. The nearby Spitfire & Hurricane Museum houses splendid examples of two iconic British fighter aircraft that served during the Second World War. A short stroll into the town centre reveals a mix of chains stores and individual shops and if you visit on a Friday or Saturday you will be greeted by the cries of the market stallholders as they vie with each other to sell their wares.

For things to do in Ramsgate this weekend, check out our guide to what's on in Kent or explore places to visit near Ramsgate in the 'What's Nearby' listings below.



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What's Nearby

  1. Ramsgate Maritime Museum

    Situated in the Clock House on the quayside at Ramsgate Harbour, Ramsgate Maritime Museum...

    0.18 miles away
  2. Ramsgate Main Sands

    Ramsgate offers a popular long stretch of sandy beach situated right next to the only...

    0.22 miles away
  3. Ramsgate Royal Harbour and Marina

    Located on the South-East tip of England, the historic town of Ramsgate has the only...

    0.24 miles away
  1. Ramsgate Tunnels

    Put on a hard hat and pick up a lantern for a guided tour of Ramsgate’s wartime tunnels....

    0.29 miles away
  2. Defence of the Nation Museum

    The museum, based within Ramsgate Tunnels, has at its core the intention to identify The...

    0.31 miles away
  3. Shrine of St Augustine

    This new education, research, and visitor centre, aiming to increase knowledge and...

    0.47 miles away
  4. Pugin's Grange

    The Grange is open to the public throughout the year (except over Christmas and New Year)...

    0.52 miles away
  5. Dumpton Gap

    Dumpton Gap offers one of the best low tide walking routes to Ramsgate during low tide.

    1.36 miles away
  6. Louisa Bay

    A small popular tucked away bay that is great for rock pooling with a promenade café

    1.71 miles away
  7. Joss Bay Surf School

    South East England’s premiere surf school. Established in 1998 we have given thousands of...

    1.86 miles away
  8. Crampton Tower Museum

    The Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower...

    1.94 miles away
  9. Viking Bay

    This magnificent horse shoe shaped bay is the main attraction in Broadstairs.

    1.94 miles away
  10. Dickens House Museum

    The museum is housed in the cottage that was Charles Dickens’ inspiration for the home of...

    1.97 miles away
  11. Theatre Royal Margate

    The Theatre Royal, Addington Street Margate Kent, is perhaps southern England's most...

    2 miles away
  12. Stone Bay

    A beautiful bay with scope for rock pooling.

    2.23 miles away
  13. Pegwell Bay

    This is an ideal bay for exploring, with a large stretch of sea cliffs and is an area of...

    2.41 miles away
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