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Kent Coast Path: Pegwell Bay to Ramsgate

Explore Pegwell Bay, an award winning nature reserve before heading off to the Harbour of Ramsgate.

This stretch of the England Coast Path starts at the far end of the Pegwell Bay Country Park nature reserve which offers a welcome start to your walk with toilets and a lovely cafe. Stop for a while to explore the Green Flag Award-winning park before starting your walk.

The foreshore and mudflats of Pegwell are home to a huge variety of water birds and in the summer the grass is dotted with wildflowers. There is also a large seal colony that can be seen toward the mouth of the Stour River at low tide.

Don’t miss the Viking ship ‘Hugin’ a full-scale replica of a Viking ship that sailed to Denmark in 1949 to celebrate the 1500-year anniversary of the invasion of Britain by the Vikings.

You walk finishes at Ramsgate Obelisk, explore the Harbour Parade right outside the Royal Victoria Pavillion and maybe even the Ramsgate secret tunnels.

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Pegwell Bay Country Park


Allow 1 hour 30 minutes


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Kent Coast Path: Pegwell Bay to Ramsgate

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To/from Ramsgate: The nearest train station is Ramsgate (approx. another 1 mile from the finishing point of this walk) Please check routes at


Bus services from frm Ramsgate Harbour and bus station.

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Paid parking is available at Pegwell Bay and in Ramsgate.



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Explore Kent has produced a detailed leaflet for this walk, produced in 2019. Available to download or request a hard copy from Explore Kent.

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A wonderfully diverse range of pubs, restaurants and local attractions with toilets on the route.

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