Ramsgate village, with 2 swimming beaches, are home to a wonderful variety of holiday accommodation, restaurants and recreational facilities to suit your holiday needs. Light surf, soft sand and great lifeguard facilities make these two the top South Coast beaches. Enjoy Whales and Dolphin watching, beautiful fauna and flora, whale viewing deck and walking trails along the beaches.
The sunny Kwazulu-Natal South Coast filled with colour and vibrancy, and set against a tropical green backdrop of estuaries, forests and rolling hillsides, is one of South Africa’s favourite holiday destinations!
“Ramsgate, this Is the Paradise of the KZN South Coast”…
Ramsgate Beach with Blue Flag status offers a quiet family beach for a pleasant day out. The village developed around the lagoon. Protected by off-shore nets and lifesavers in attendance seven days a week, beachgoers to Ramsgate are also protected when the wind blows from the north. The main beach features a tidal pool known as the Noel Quarry Pool, a tranquil, reedy lagoon, changerooms, on-beach parking and a shady, grassed, sheltered area equipped with braai and picnic facilities. There are pleasure pedal boats and recreational activities on offer in the estuary. Restaurants on the beach and there is a whale-watching deck opposite the beach. Blue Flag, swimming, ablution facilities, life guarded, shark netted, fishing, surfing, snorkelling, tidal pool, lagoon, beach sport, picnic area, kiosk/restaurant, parking. Read more about Ramsgate Beach
Ramsgate Lagoon. Canoe or paddle boat for hire, take the whole family and explore the Bilanhlolo River and Ramsgate Nature. Read more about Ramsgate Lagoon
Ski Boat Bay is a swimming beach located within a small bay in Ramsgate South with Lifeguards and protected by off-shore nets. Ski boat & Jetski launch facilities and a small kiosk open during school holidays. Boat Launch, swimming, ablution facilities, life guarded, shark netted, fishing, surfing, snorkelling, beach sport, kiosk in season, large parking area for vehicles and boats. Read more about Ramsgate Ski-Boat Bay
History of Ramsgate Village:
Paul Buck, described as a painter, violin maker, writer and sailor is acclaimed as being Ramsgate’s first settler, but, some 25 years before he arrived in the 1920’s a sea captain by the name of Cromton had already discovered the beauty of the area. Crompton, having “swallowed the anchor” as the saying goes, had established a trading store a short distance inland in an area he called Fascadale, after the ship of the same name that had been wrecked southwards of the Imbizane river at Southbroom in 1895. Buck made his home on the southern banks of the Blue Lagoon and although he obviously favoured the lifestyle of a recluse his hospitality afforded any passing traveller made him a legend in these parts.