The Royal Harbour of Ramsgate

Ramsgate is a typical English seaside town plus lots of added attractions. It has a working harbour and it’s one of my favourite places to sit and have a cup of good coffee and watch the boats coming in and going out with the ever changing sky.

Boats in the harbour in the early evening light

Boats in the harbour in the early evening light

A storm is brewing!

A storm is brewing!

Believe it or not you can swim in the North Sea!

Believe it or not you can swim in the English Channel!



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Where we areWhere we are

Places to visit

Dickens House Museum and Bleak House (where he wrote David Copperfield); Pugin’s House; St. Augustine’s church; Turner Contemporary Art Gallery; Dover Castle; Viking Ship in Pegwell Bay

Things to do

  • Walking along the white cliffs (up to 8km)  with stunning sea views.
  • nature walks (up to 9km).
  • you can cycle (we have spare bikes) along safe scenic routes.
  • fishing trips for mackerel and sea bass.
  • golf (we have spare golf clubs).
  • tennis (just round the corner!).
  • and swimming of course!

Where to eat & drink?

Ramsgate has really good places to eat out and the best Indian restaurant, Kumar’s and the best fish & chips, Peter’s Factory. There are some great pubs – our favourite is Queen Charlotte’s, with local beers.


A really small old cinema in Broadstairs and a much smaller theatre in Margate called Tom Thumb! Lots of pubs with jazz and country style music.The Ramsgate Music Hall.

We are 75 minutes away from Central London by train.

London at night National Gallery

Visit galleries and museums, or walk around Chinatown, or watch street theatre in Covent Garden. There’s so much to do for free in London.

 And 20 minutes from Canterbury
Canterbury Cathedral We’re very close to Canterbury with its cathedral and historic buildings.