Ramsgate Beach & Ramsgate are suburbs in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Ramsgate Beach is located 16 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district, in the City of Rockdale and is part of the St George area. The postcode is 2217. Ramsgate is a separate suburb, to the west.
Ramsgate Beach is surrounded by the suburbs of Monterey, Ramsgate and Sans Souci. Lady Robinson Beach and Cook Park run along the eastern border of Ramsgate Beach, on Botany Bay. The suburb is mostly residential with a shopping strip including a supermarket on Ramsgate Road, near The Grand Parade. Another shopping strip, including the post office, is located in Ramsgate on Rocky Point Road, near the intersection of Ramsgate Road.
The area between the Cooks River and Georges River was originally known as Seven Mile Beach. It was changed to Lady Robinson’s Beach in 1874 to honour Governor Sir Hercules Robinson’s wife. Cook Park is named after Samuel Cook who advocated it as a public pleasure area. Ramsgate was named after the seaside resort in England. A model village was originally planned for the suburb but later abandoned.
According to the 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population, there were 1,422 people usually resident in Ramsgate Beach. 30.6% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being United Kingdom 4.0%, New Zealand 3.0% and Greece 2.5%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 61.7% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 7.7%, Spanish 2.8% and Italian 2.2%.