Looking for a relaxing coastal walk to escape the hustle and bustle of London? Consider the Margate to Ramsgate walk, a scenic route with plenty of beach stops for some family fun. In this post, I’ll share my experience of this lovely summer walk and some tips for making the most of your journey.

The Margate to Ramsgate walk is a perfect way to enjoy the English coast on a hot summer day. I did this walk in July and it was a great experience. The best part? It’s a relatively easy walk, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

This coastal walk offers stunning views of the sea, and there are plenty of spots to stop along the way for a picnic or a dip in the water. If you’re looking for some family fun, there are loads of spots on the beach for the kids to play.

The walk took us about three hours, but you could easily make a whole day out of it. There’s so much to see and do, from admiring the architecture of Margate’s Old Town to exploring the quirky shops and cafes of Ramsgate.

Getting there is easy, too. If you’re coming from London, you can take a train from Victoria to Margate, which takes approximately 1 1/2 hours. From there, it’s a short walk to the start of the Margate to Ramsgate walk. And the best part? You can just take the train back to Victoria from Ramsgate.

Botany Bay: A Stunning Stop Along the Margate to Ramsgate Walk

One of the highlights of the Margate to Ramsgate walk is the stunning Botany Bay. About an hour into the walk, you’ll come across this picturesque cove with crystal-clear water and majestic rock formations. Trust me when I say that pictures don’t do it justice – you really have to experience the waves hitting the rocks in person to appreciate its beauty

After a couple of hours of walking along the beautiful coast from Margate to Ramsgate, my friend and I stumbled upon a hidden gem – a lovely little path that we thought led down to the beach. To our surprise, it was just a bunch of cliffs, but the view was absolutely breathtaking!

The cliffs offered panoramic views of the coastline, and it was the perfect spot to take a break and capture some photos.


During our Margate to Ramsgate walk, my friend and I stumbled upon some historical ruins. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a chance to investigate them too much, as there were people playing golf right next to them, and we didn’t want to risk getting hit by a golf ball

ruins found in broadstairs
Ruins in Broadstairs

As my friend and I continued our Margate to Ramsgate walk, we came across the picturesque Kingsgate Castle. This historic building is located right on the beach and offers stunning views of the coastline.

The castle was built in the 18th century and has a rich history. Today, it has been converted into private apartments, but visitors can still admire the castle’s architecture and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Kingsgate Castle
Kingsgate Castle in the forefront
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Kingsgate Castle, Kent

We unfortunately couldn’t go in but did happen to walk by when the gate opened for someone.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a relaxing coastal walk in England, the Margate to Ramsgate walk is a must-try. With stunning views, plenty of beach stops, and easy accessibility from London, it’s a perfect day trip for families, couples, or solo adventurers. Don’t forget to pack some sunscreen and your camera, and get ready to enjoy a fun-filled day on the coast!


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