Ramsgate is a quirky resort town that can appeal to visitors of all ages. While families and surfers can enjoy the Blue Flag beach, others can enjoy the cosmopolitan bars and street cafes lining the marina and seafront promenade. Cultural visitors can take in the town’s rich maritime history and neoGothic architecture. It is estimated that at least 620 ships have been wrecked in the notorious Goodwin Sands off this stretch of coast, and an intriguing collection of loot from these wrecks can be seen in the Ramsgate Maritime Museum, inside the town’s 19th century clock tower near the harbor. Here too is a line marking Ramsgate’s own meridian (the town has its own Ramsgate Mean Time). One of the best places to stay in town is the Royal Harbor Hotel, occupying a stretch of seafront with postcard views over the forest of masts below.