The Busy Harbour serves local fisherman and international yachtsmen alike, providing a wide range of facilities. There are many interesting activities constantly taking place all around this historic Harbour with many vantage points for the visitor to enjoy the pleasant surroundings. Take a gentle cruise around the bustling harbour or a walk along the East Pier, being the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the picturesque views of Ramsgate.
Whilst visiting the Harbour, take the opportunity to visit the Sailor's Church, Jacob's Ladder in Military Road, the RNLI Lifeboat Station and the Royal Temple Yacht Club.
The Royal Harbour Ramsgate, whilst having modern facilities, has an interesting historical background, dating back to Roman times, with many features still in existence. The Harbour was given it 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.
Thanet District Council is committed to customer care and constantly strives to improve services within the Harbour.