Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Ramsgate Beach, baths

Ramsgate Baths are located in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach. This part of Botany Bay has been used for public sea-water bathing since 1930. 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 but most of it was replaced in 1999 by a floating net structure, consisting of plastic tubes and mesh netting.

26 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous beach. Seems odd to leave such a small part of the remains of those baths behind for so many years. They do make for a great photo!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such a peaceful beach. A place to fill the lungs with sea are and refresh.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It looks odd to have that fencing projecting into the beach. I've never seen public baths, though, so perhaps I don't understand quite how they work.
    Thanks for piquing my interest and sharing this week at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/cat-on-ladder.html

    ReplyDelete
  4. Always has a wild feel to it, Botany Bay. Plenty of noahs about too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm not sure why they would leave this on the beach. If one didn't know the story, you would just think it was an obstacle?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The sand on the beach stretches a fair way back so it's not in the way. There are also plenty of places around the bay where you can swim without nets but if you want the extra security, the baths provide that.

      Delete
  6. Curious that they've left this remnant there. It's a beautiful spot.

    ReplyDelete
  7. The late 19th century public baths and changing rooms were fantastic. I wonder what Ramsgate used to look like, before the baths were pulled down.

    ReplyDelete
  8. A beautiful beach! Good to know the history behind this remnant.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful Photo :-) I could use a day at the beach.. lol popping by from communal global.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Never heard of the idea of public bathing - in the sea at least... Thanks for expanding my knowledge!
    I'd like to walk on that peaceful beach!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wood, sand, sky and awesome beach. Thanks for posting.
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh, sea, sun and a beautiful calm beach - I wish. Lovely shot.

    Diana

    ReplyDelete
  13. How interesting. Were there bath houses there at one time? - I'd so enjoy spending time at the beach.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There were only outside baths, which are netted areas for swimming which was known as bathing in the early days. A bathing pavilion was often located near these which provided a place for swimmers to change into their bathing suits.

      Delete
  14. Resetter Canon iP2770 Download

    I loved your article post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

    ReplyDelete
  15. That is super cool!

    Thank you in joining Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting my blog. Please leave me a message. Jim.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...