Beaches in Ramsgate, Kent

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The beach guide has 7 beaches listed in and around the town of Ramsgate. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Ramsgate Main Sands Beach (0.3 miles)

    Ramsgate Main Sands © Jeffowenphotos

    Ramsgate Main Sands is a popular sandy beach surrounded by high chalk cliffs and adjacent to the picturesque Royal Harbour and marina, with plenty of options for ice cream and fish and chips. The beach is perfect for families, with rides for children and clean, safe bathing water.

  • Pegwell Bay (0.8 miles)

    Pegwell Bay © E Gammie | BY-SA

    Pegwell Bay is more than one beach. At one end of the bay is a sandy stretch that nestles up against the harbour in Ramsgate. This end is most popular with families and there is plenty to explore. At the other the beach becomes a marshy nature reserve considered internationally important.

    Pegwell Bay Country Park…

  • Dumpton Gap Beach (1.6 miles)

    Dumpton Gap © Pam Fray | BY-SA

    Despite the slightly less than appealing name Dumpton Gap is actually a nice little beach! The sandy bay here stretches for about 150 metres and is backed by a wide promenade which winds around the coast all the way to Louisa Bay.

    If you fancy a walk in the opposite direction the beach connects…

  • Louisa Bay (2.1 miles)

    Louisa Bay © Nick Smith | BY-SA

    Reasonably quiet, sandy beach located close enough to the town, but just off the beaten track. Good facilities and plenty of rock pools.

  • Viking Bay (2.2 miles)

    Viking Bay © Colin Babb | BY-SA

    Viking Bay is the most popular beach in the archetypal British seaside town of Broadstairs. The crescent of sand is one of Broadstairs main draws although competition is pretty stiff from other nearby beaches such as the ever popular Joss Bay.

    The beach at Viking Bay has all the features you would expect from…

  • St Mary's Bay (2.4 miles)

    St Mary's Bay © Nigel Chadwick | BY-SA

    Located between the ever popular Viking Bay and Stone Bay is East Cliff or St Mary's Bay. The beach here is sandy with flat rocks around the low water mark. These are home to plenty of rock pools. Running along the back of the beach is a promenade linking Broadstairs' main beaches. It is also…

  • Stone Bay (2.8 miles)

    Stone Bay © Mark Percy | BY-SA

    This pleasant sandy beach is backed by a promenade lined with beach huts which leads into Broadstairs town. Behind the beach are high chalk cliffs which provide shelter from the breeze and a feeling of seclusion. The cliffs to cast a shadow over parts of the beach as the sun dips in the late afternoon.…

Ramsgate beaches map

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