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

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Ramsgate Beach


Come to Ramsgate and discover the country’s only Royal harbour, a sparkling marina, the country’s first modern house, and coastal activities to boost your wellbeing all year round. Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan pizzazz of the harbour front dotted with cafés, bars, restaurants and pubs – people-watching and dreaming about which yacht you might like!

Take a boat trip around the harbour (find out which king gave it ‘Royal’ status and why) and venture out to the sandbanks and do some seal spotting. Back on dry land explore the town’s fine Georgian and Regency architecture. You can follow a (free) self-guided tour in the steps of world-renowned Victorian leader of the Gothic Revival, Augustus Pugin (also known for the interiors of the Houses of Parliament). The family home he built here, The Grange, is deemed the country’s first ‘modern house’ and at the church he designed next door you’ll find the Shrine of St Augustine & The National Pugin Centre – unravel the fascinating stories of both saint and architect.

Further intrigues abound: what brought Van Gogh to teach in Ramsgate? Why did 1,000 people take up residence in Ramsgate Tunnels – don a hard hat and explore their subterranean world. Take a trip through computing history and the digital age at The Micro Museum or be intrigued by the This Museum is (NOT) Obsolete (celebrating experimental electronic technology and more”. Escape the everyday with Active Ramsgate, full of ideas for walks, cycle routes, canoe trails, bird watching and more.

Exploring the green network of outdoor adventure (planet-friendly touring that is also light on your pocket!) is not just for summer, but all year round – the crispy autumn and winter sea air here is so energising! Maybe walk or cycle sections of the stunning 32-mile Viking Coastal Trail. Or enhance your outdoor experiences on a Nordic walking break, or join Col’s Kent Bike Tours. Tune into wildlife at Monkton Nature Reserve. Visit the nearby Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum and RAF Manston History Museum.

If you like shopping, visit the weekly market or look for bargains at Petticoat Lane Emporium. Discover work by local artists in the many galleries, perhaps even book yourself a creative experience 

Make a date for Ramsgate Week sailing regatta, sound and film festivals, and many more exciting events. For further information on Ramsgate click here. Discover more to explore around the the refreshing Isle of Thanet, a coast for all SEAsons.

Travel Information

Road Directions - M25 linking with M26, M20, M2 and A299 to Ramsgate Public Transport By Train: High Speed service from London St Pancras to Ramsgate 75 minutes or services to London Victoria and Charing Cross By Bus: National Express coaches run from London Victoria to Ramsgate 0871 781 8181 FREE CAR PARKING is available every Saturday at Cannon Road Car Park, Ramsgate. Click here for more parking options for Ramsgate

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  2. Ramsgate Royal Harbour and Marina

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  3. Dumpton Gap

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

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  1. Louisa Bay

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  2. Joss Bay Surf School

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  3. Crampton Tower Museum

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  4. Viking Bay

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  5. Dickens House Museum

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  6. Pegwell Bay

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  7. Stone Bay

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  8. North Foreland Golf Club

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  9. RAF Manston Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum

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  10. Joss Bay

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  11. Kingsgate Bay

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  12. Prince's Golf Club

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  13. Botany Bay

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