Ramsgate, a port and seaside resort in the Isle of Thanet and county of Kent, 79 miles S.E. of London. It has two fine piers enclosing a large area of anchorage with wet and dry docks, and accommodation for four hundred vessels. A municipal charter was granted in 1884. There is a considerable trade in coals, timber, and provisions, and a large fleet of Ashing boats is maintained. The long stretch of sands, extending southwards to Pegwell Bay, affords excellent bathing.