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 season dates 2020

Weekends and bank holidays only 23 May-5 July 2020
Daily 11 July-6 September 2020
Patrol times 10am-6pm

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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.
  • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.
  • 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.

Working as an RNLI lifeguard is one of the best summer jobs out there

Join the team and we’ll get you kitted, trained and paid for a summer to remember. 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 here what our lifeguard training is like, and join the #BestSummerJob conversation on social media.

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

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News and media from Ramsgate Main Beach

Ramsgate RNLI called out after red flares spotted
a liferaft in the sea seen through a window onboard a lifeboat
Article Sea safety
Ramsgate RNLI called out after red flares spotted
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Ramsgate RNLI receive an Historic England award.
adults and children posing with their plaques in a school assembly
Article Sea safety
Ramsgate RNLI receive an Historic England award.
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Transatlantic rowers present cheque to Ramsgate RNLI
a rowing boat with the allweather lifeboat in the background.
Article Rescue
Transatlantic rowers present cheque to Ramsgate RNLI
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Ramsgate RNLI receive a visit from local store Charity Co-Ordinator.
Two many in discussion onboard a lifeboat
Article Fundraising
Ramsgate RNLI receive a visit from local store Charity Co-Ordinator.
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