Ramsgate Main Beach at Ramsgate in Kent is an RNLI lifeguarded beach.

Ramsgate Main Beach

A popular, sandy family beach, next to the glorious Royal Harbour and Marina. There are plenty of children's activities, as well as bars and cafes nearby for leisurely lunches. Visitors can also enjoy coastal walks and cycle rides to Broadstairs and Pegwell Bay.

Lifeguard patrol times 2022

Weekends and Bank Holidays only 28 May – 3 July
Daily 9 July – 4 September
Patrol times 10am-6pm

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Beach information

Stay safe on the beach

  • Wherever possible, swim at a lifeguarded beach. Find your nearest RNLI lifeguarded beach or search on goodbeachguide.co.uk or the Irish Water Safety website.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone.
  • If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
  • If you see someone in difficulty, don't attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
  • For more advice about having fun and staying safe on the beach, see our beach safety advice.

Ready to change lives working as an RNLI lifeguard?

Join the team and you’ll be trained, respected and well paid. You will boost your fitness and train with like-minded people, earn a decent hourly rate from the start, and learn valuable skills that will stay with you for life. 

All of this and you’ll be on the beach helping to save lives every day.  

Have you got what it takes?

If you’re fit, aged 16+ and can swim 400m, why not give it a go? Help with qualification training might be available if you’re new to beach lifeguarding.

So whether you’re qualified or just getting started, visit our recruitment site for info and vacancies, find out more about lifeguard training.

You can help save lives and make our waters safer for everyone.

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News and media from Ramsgate Main Beach

A lifeboat leaving the bay
Article Lifeboats
Ramsgate RNLI crew launch three times in one afternoon
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Spitfire Cubs and members of Ramsgate RNLI crew
Article Sea safety
Local Cubs show their support for Ramsgate RNLI.
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A lifeboatman being presented with a cheque.
Article Fundraising
Local supporter donates to Ramsgate RNLI.
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an inshore lifeboat with two crew members in it.
Article Rescue
A lady cut off by the tide is rescued by Ramsgate volunteer RNLI crew.
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