Royal Sands Ramsgate sits proudly on the stretching soft sand of Ramsgate’s award-winning beach. Ramsgate boasts the country's only Royal Harbour, which is lined by waterside cafés and vibrant restaurants. A charming blend of maritime heritage and architectural finery. Ramsgate is a cultural hub, with a wealth of creative residents and a blossoming arts scene.
The town has a rich history, with Queen Victoria, Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Darwin and Karl Marx all calling Ramsgate home over the years. The harbour meanwhile prides itself on a storied past, including playing a vital role in the ‘Little Ships’ rescue of soldiers from Dunkirk in WW2, immortalised by Cristopher Nolan's recent hollywood blockbuster.
If you venture to Thanet’s other seaside towns, you can also stumble across a world-class art gallery, visit vintage and independent stores, and have fun in the regenerated Dreamland amusement park, in the famous resort of Margate. Or visit close-by Broadstairs, which is brim-full of nostalgic, old-world, seaside charm. Sandy bays meet surf schools. Fishermen's cottages meet Charles Dickens connections. Retro ice-cream parlours meet chic shops. Relaxed and unspoilt, this is the perfect place for chilled-out, family-friendly fun.
Broadstairs and Ramsgate are just a short walk away from eachother, connected via the King George VI park or by a stroll along the secluded sandy beaches and bays that link them. The ancient city of Canterbury is only a short car journey away, offering its own mix of history and culture for all ages. East Kent has become synonymous with the past, becoming known as the Garden of England, with fabulous farmers markets and local produce.
The local area has been the setting of many major advertisements, television programmes and even Hollywood films, including most recently Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year and major motion picture, Juliet Naked. Thanet also boasts 43 Schools & Colleges, including 2 Grammar Schools.
Thanet boasts 43 Schools & Colleges, including 2 Grammar Schools and private schools such as St Lawrence College and Wellesley House. Please see the list of these institutes here.
Royal Sands is within easy reach of Ramsgate train station, which is served by Southeastern rail, operating high speed services into Stratford and King’s Cross/St Pancras International. It takes just over an hour to reach London, via the Highspeed rail link. Road connections are fast and convenient with both trunk road and motorways providing a journey time of around 1 hour from the M25. Ramsgate is also situated approximately 32 mins drive from both Dover and Canterbury.
Due to its proximity to mainland Europe, Ramsgate also has also excellent transport links abroad via the Eurostar, Channel Tunnel and Ferry operators. Making it possible to travel from Ramsgate to Calais by car in less that an hour and a half, via the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone. While train routes via Ashford International train station make it easy for travellers to reach European cities, such as Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lille.
The local area boasts a wealth of places to go and things to do, from jaw-dropping restaurants to music festivals for all tastes. Please find a list of links to some of the best places, activities and events in the area.
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Dreamland - Theme Park and Music Venue - www.dreamland.co.uk
Turner Contemporary - Art Gallery - www.turnercontemporary.org
Dickens Festival - www.broadstairsdickensfestival.co.uk
Wheels and Fins Festival - wheelsandfins.co.uk
Broadstairs Folk Week - broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk
Winter Gardens - www.margatewintergardens.co.uk
Vue Cinema - www.myvue.com/cinema/thanet/whats-on
Joss Bay Surf School - www.jossbay.co.uk
Thanet boasts 15 sandy beaches and bays, with six Blue Flag awards and four Seaside Awards. Please find out more about the local beaches here.
The resorts of Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate benefit from their own micro-climate, which means you will often, enjoy warmer, drier weather than other parts of the UK.
Thanet offers a number of local ammenities, including Westwood Cross Shopping Centre, beautiful green spaces such as King George VI Memorial Park and places to exercise such as Gyms, Sport Centres, Sport Clubs and Golf Courses.
There are also many local GPs, Hospitals and Dentists, please see links to closest to the property: