Ramsgate, a beloved seaside town in East Kent, has been cherished for its beautiful beaches, stunning architecture and, of course, the vibrant local community. But for the privileged few who will soon call 'Royal Sands Ramsgate' - our luxurious development in Ramsagte - their home, Ramsgate offers more than just the well-known neighbours Broadstairs and Margate. Nestled right on the doorstep of this development are numerous hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered.
The West Cliff of Ramsgate reveals its own unique charm. Offering an unhindered view of the harbour, Pegwell Bay, and on a clear day France, it is the perfect place to enjoy a sunset picnic or a leisurely morning stroll. Dotted with war memorials, ornamental gardens, and Victorian shelters, the West Cliff is steeped in history and echoes tales from a bygone era. The crowning glory here, however, is the Ramsgate Boating Pool. A hidden treasure away from the bustling town, this historic outdoor pool offers a rare sanctuary, and is the perfect setting for an ice cold beer or stone-baked pizza. The West Cliff and Ramsgate Boating Pool blend natural beauty with history and recreation, thus offering residents of 'Royal Sands Ramsgate' an exceptional blend of leisure activities right at their doorstep.
Beyond the well-trodden paths, the charming village of Cliffsend offers an authentic local experience. The village is home to St Augustine's Cross, marking the site where the saint is believed to have landed in AD 597. The local Viking Ship 'Hugin', a replica of a Viking longship sailed from Denmark to Thanet in 1949 to celebrate the 1500th anniversary of the invasion of Britain, is another fascinating attraction.
A little further, Pegwell Bay awaits. This tranquil nature reserve, with its stretches of salt marsh and mudflats, is a paradise for birdwatchers. From migrating waders to bustling colonies of seabirds, it's a spectacle that changes with the seasons. The bay also offers stunning views of the English Channel, with the chance to spot seals lounging on the sandbanks at low tide.
Last, but certainly not least, a short drive or train journey from Royal Sands Ramsgate will lead you to the charming, medieval town of Sandwich. With its well-preserved half-timbered houses, narrow winding streets, and historic inns, Sandwich is like stepping back in time. The town is also home to world-class golf courses such as Royal St George's, host of The Open Championship.
Cruise down the River Stour on one of the popular boat tours or explore the enchanting Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust. The town's Secret Gardens are another delightful stop, offering a serene oasis away from the hustle and bustle. Sandwich's culinary scene should not be overlooked either, with a host of local eateries serving everything from traditional English fare to contemporary cuisine.
One of the beauties of living in Royal Sands Ramsgate is its strategic location - the luxury of solitude and the joy of community, all at once. With these enchanting locales a stone's throw away, you don't have to wander far to uncover the lesser-known marvels of Ramsgate. So, whether you're taking a stroll along the West Cliff, birdwatching in Pegwell Bay, or feasting in Sandwich, you're not just living in luxury, but also stepping into a world of discovery right at your doorstep.