Things to Do in Ramsgate

Art and Culture

Ramsgate and the surrounding towns have so much to offer culturally that it is impossible to fit it all in here. Instead, here are a few highlights.
Turner Contemporary, Margate
Updown Gallery, Ramsgate
York Street Gallery, Ramsgate
Maritime Museum, Ramsgate
Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury
Granville Theatre, Ramsgate
Palace Cinema, Broadstairs
The Tunnels, Ramsgate
More information is available from the Visit Thanet website.

Walking and Cycling

The Isle of Thanet, with its long coastline and open green spaces, is perfect territory if you want to be active. There is a network of trails that take you through towns, countryside and along the coast. You can walk any section of the 32 mile Viking Coastal Trail, or criss-cross you way through Thanet’s hinterland. But there are also self-guided town walks, and guided costumed walks, which bring the history of the area to life.

Topping the cycling bill is the 32-mile Viking Coastal Trail, which takes in the coasts of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, past spectacular chalk cliffs and along quiet lanes, but also dips inland into the villages. It’s suitable for serious cyclists but also family outings. There are themed mini routes within it too. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought your bike as you can hire one. You can get all the information you need from Visit Thanet.


Blue Flag beaches and the bays of Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Margate and the surrounding seaside villages offer adventures on the water, whether it’s a gentle boat ride or adrenaline-fuelled jet-skiing you’re after.

Joss Bay in Broadstairs is one of the best for surfing in South East England. You can hire boards and wetsuits from the Surf School on the beach.

There’s windsurfing in Birchington, sailing in all the towns and a jet-ski outlet in Cliftonville.

If you fancy a boat ride - a gentle one or a speedboat to the wind farm - Ramsgate Royal Harbour has it all.

The annual regatta during Ramsgate Week is a must for boating enthusiasts.