We visited the beach twice during our week long stay. Once on a sunny day; there were a few brave souls having a swim in the sea and families soaking up the sunshine.
There is a sign showing that the water quality is good and that it is safe to swim, but there was a little plastic 'WC' related litter washed up on the shore with the seaweed (a plastic cotton bud stalk and waterproof 'liner').
There was also a sign saying that dogs are banned between certain times and dates. We saw dogs a couple of times being walked on the beach, so that isn't being policed very well.
During our visit we sat on a picnic bench and noticed an empty condom wrapper on the floor, so obviously people are making use of the facilities at night too!
Our second trip to the beach was on a dull day to have a makeshift picnic, we sat in front of the closed centre, but soon moved as there were some 'unusual' people shouting and making a bit of a racket and it didn't feel that safe (I don't care for unpredictable people!).
The buildings and facilities on the beach front are really run down and it's a shame because it is evident that it has once been a thriving beach resort, although it's probably really busy in summer and there is still plenty of other nice facilities, bars, restaurants, ice cream shops in the vicinity. Don't let the beach put you off Ramsgate, if you are dead set on having a good beach experience, try Joss bay a bit further up the coast past Broadstairs.
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