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“Glorious sandy beach”

Ramsgate Main Sands
Ranked #4 of 53 things to do in Ramsgate
Certificate of Excellence
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Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Glorious sandy beach”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

A large sandy beach close to local fish and chips outlets, the Royal Harbour and many bars, restaurants and cafes

Visited July 2013
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Would be five star if people took their rubbish home!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I may be biased, as I am a Ramsgate resident! The sands are absolutely lovely, there are toilets very close by and a variety of places from which to get food (though not at exactly bargain prices!). Some commenters have mentioned the neglect, etc. The new development which never got off the ground accounts for both the hoardings and the resulting Great Wall of Ramsgate, the first of which is annoying but the second more than makes up for it! If visitors would simply bring an empty carrier bag in which to keep their rubbish and either take it home with them or make use of a litter bin, then the beach would stay nice and clean.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Helen P
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Lovely clean beach fun day for kids”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Lively beach when the weather is hot! Clean beach the kids will enjoy with a few swings and round about etc for children to play on. Fish and chip shop opposite the beach is delicious and a kiosk selling ice creams bucket and spade etc. Take a picnic and enjoy a day at the beach!

Visited July 2013
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Thank Joanna L
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Petersfield, UK
Level 6 Contributor
266 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Lots of broken glass on the sand”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Visited the beach at Ramsgate on a hot Bank Holiday Monday whilst visiting family nearby.

What concerned me the most was the amount of broken glass that I was able to find on the sand, where children were building sandcastles etc. I personally picked up 20 pieces, of differing sizes and colours - and this is not the first time this has happened. It doesn't appear that the local council give much time to cleaning the sand.

Also, and there's nothing that can be done I know, the beach seems to attract a fair few drunkards and drug takers too. The beach looks nice but there's far better further along the coast.

Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Frontera2
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“lovely”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

this beach is one of the best beaches in the great british isles, but sadly neglected by thanet district council, it deserves to have more facilities,and not have boarded up backdrop by the lifts...please visit on a lovely hot sunny day but take a picnic

Visited May 2013
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