About Ramsgate Harbour
The Royal Harbour Ramsgate has an interesting historical background, dating back to Roman times, with many features still in existence. The Harbour was given its Royal title in 1821 when George IV sailed from Ramsgate to Hanover and back.
He was so taken with the hospitality given to him by the people of Ramsgate that he decreed Ramsgate Harbour should have the right to add 'Royal' to its name. It is the only 'Royal' harbour in the United Kingdom.
Today it is regarded as Kent’s premier marina containing 700 berths with facilities designed to meet the most discerning boaters. In 2009 it was awarded the prestigious Three Gold Anchor Award, evidence of the commitment to provide the best in customer care and facilities including refuelling, utility hook ups and amenity blocks.
Whilst visiting the Harbour, take a walk along the East Pier, the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the picturesque views of Ramsgate. Enjoy the cosmopolitan styled cafés and bars along Harbour parade and maybe a bite to eat in one of the local restaurants such as Alexandra Ristoranté.
Also take the opportunity to visit the Maritime Museum, Sailor's Church, Jacob's Ladder in Military Road, the RNLI Lifeboat Station and the Royal Temple Yacht Club.
The lighthouse situated on the West harbour arm is also worth a look. It was built in 1842 and is 11m high. It is still active and emits a continuous red light.