Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Ramsgate Beach, baths

Ramsgate Baths are in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach. These timbers and bars are all that remain of the original Ramsgate Baths that were constructed in 1950 and demolished in 1973. A larger enclosure, incorporated the southern side of the original baths in 1975. Most of it was replaced in 1999 by a floating net structure, consisting of plastic tubes and mesh netting, weighed down by chains. This part of Botany Bay has been used for public sea-water bathing since 1930.

40 comments:

  1. Floating net structure? I should probably understand what that means. I love the look of the abandoned structures and kind of hope they plan to leave them there to evoke the history of the area. It's a gorgeous beach.

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  2. What a beautiful sight and thought provoking entry of yours, as mankind should indeed take much more care of water and beaches to remain clear. Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

    daily athens

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  3. Sallie, the new enclosure consists of floating plastic tubes with nets hanging down to the bay floor, weighed down by chains.

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  4. there's always blue sky to complement the blue water in aussie eh?

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  5. Beautiful beach. Great captures as always... Thanks for sharing more information.

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  6. The relic makes an interesting, artisitic icon jutting out into the water! Great shots!

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  7. I remember the old days of the wooden baths. Used to swim there when I was a kid. Looks a lot cleaner now.

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  8. Your coastal images are always great! THe sea and sky always blue.

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  9. Ewok, it's not always sunny and clear but it often is. It's Autumn now, so we're having some cloudy days but when I took this shot last week it was beautiful.

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  10. yes, beautiful blue water!!!
    super shots!

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  11. i want to be there right now!!! thanks for sharing. i need some beach time soon.

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  12. That wood looks like lasting for another 60 or so years. Nice photos.

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  13. JBar, I thought they were breakwater ... or a fortress ... nice one again ..

    The Girl In The Alley
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    Julie and Julia

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  14. Lovely and you can see forever wne you look out over the beautiful blue ocean.

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  15. What a lovely capture of the abandoned structures.

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  16. The weathered timbers and rusty bars have a lot of character. Cool shots!

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  17. Wow those timbers looks huge and sturdy went well with the panoramic view of the sea.

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  18. very nice and interesting photo....have a nice day...

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  19. Gorgeous beach photos, I love all the blue colors.

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  20. Oh wow this is pretty...happy WW and thanks for coming...

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  21. There is nothing like photos taken on the beach...this one is so wonderful!!! And the history of it that you shared made it even better.

    Here is my Watery Photo, hope to see you stop by to view. It's always great to have you visiting.

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  22. This is one of the places I'd love to hang out around. Nice one.

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  23. I've seen this beach before. I have a friend on Flickr who has posted a couple pictures of this very spot. I've seen it empty, such as yours, as well as full of sunbathers. Nice picture!

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  24. Linda (PA_shutterbug), I'm interested in seeing those shots. I'll try and track them down on Flickr.

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  25. A wonderful watery view, Jim. The remains of the old bath house add a lot of visual interest.

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  26. J Bar - I apologize. The Ramsgate Beach photograph I was recalling is very similar to yours; however, it is in England! It isn't Ramsgate either, although there is a Ramsgate in England as well. The beach similar to yours is in Whitstable, England. Here's a couple links to that beach:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/peejaybee1/3945278304/

    This is the one with the sunbathers.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/peejaybee1/4484746190/

    Sorry for the confusion!

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  27. The sand looks whiter than i remember. Is it trucked in?

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  28. Linda (PA_shutterbug), no worries and no need to apologise. Our Ramsgate Beach was named after the Ramsgate in England so theconfusion is understandable. Thanks for those links.

    diane, the sand at Botany Bay certainly is that white. The whole bay is a lot cleaner than it was a couple of decades ago.

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  29. I wonder why they placed a gate on it before. anyway, it's an excellent photo.

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  30. looks nice and warm - hope there's no jelly fish in there

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  31. leavesnbloom, I think the nets would keep most of the jellyfish out of there, as well as sharks and stingrays that might venture close to shore.

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  32. what a beautiful beach! Its almost summer here, I am almost ready for a swim!

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