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Ramsgate - Pegwell Bay Beach

Ramsgate, Kent

A popular sandy bay backed by high chalk cliffs and near a picturesque harbour. Children's amusements nearby make this an excellent family beach. The Beach receives regular awards, and has been named as one of the 10 top beaches in the UK.

Beach Type



Parking, toilets, cafe/restaurant and picnic area


Jet ski-ing
Power boating
Fishing children's area

Nature and Wildlife

Coastal cycle route can also be used by pedestrians. Rock pools. kelp beds and chalk caves provide habitats for a diverse range of species.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily between May - September and litter bins are available. Dogs are banned between May and September but dog litter bins are provided.

Tourist Information

Thanet Visitor Information Centre. 17 Albert Court. Off York Street. Ramsgate. CT11 9DN. Tel: 01843 583333. email:


Nearest town: Ramsgate
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3251, 1.40499
Postcode: CT11 0HE
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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South side of the harbour beyond West Cliff. Signposted from Ramsgate Seafront.

Public Transport

Ramsgate Train Station is 1.5 miles away from the beach. There is a bus/taxi service available.

Nearest Railway Stations

Ramsgate (About a mile away)
Dumpton Park (Approx. 2 miles away)
Broadstairs (Approx. 3 miles away)
Minster (Approx. 4 miles away)
Margate (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Nearby Car Parks

Queen Street/Elms Avenue, Ramsgate (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Military Road, Ramsgate (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Leopold Street, Ramsgate (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Cannon Road, Ramsgate (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Cavendish Street, Ramsgate (Short stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Meeting Street, Ramsgate (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Pier Yard, Ramsgate (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Albion Place, Ramsgate (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Staffordshire Street - South, Ramsgate (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Staffordshire Street, Ramsgate (Long stay).
About 1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Ramsgate