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Margate - The Bay Beach

Margate, Kent

A sandy bay backed by a promenade and situated within Margate. A well known popular seaside resort with activities for the whole family.

Beach Type



Disabled access
Sunbed hire
Playground for the kids
Cafes and ice cream kiosks (on the beach)
Fish and chip shops


Bathing pool
Donkey rides
Amusement arcades and a fun fair (Dreamland)
There are also seasonal entertainments

Nature and Wildlife

Stroll the promenade or explore the town.

Water Quality





Dog restrictions are in place and there is a dog exercise area.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

MARGATE TIC 12-13 The Parade. Margate Kent. CT9 1EY Tel: 01843 583334


Nearest town: Margate
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3871, 1.37753
Postcode: CT9 1XP
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Accessed via the A28 from Canterbury or the M2/A299 Kent coast route.

Public Transport

Margate has a train station within walking distance of the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Margate (Less than a mile away)
Westgate-on-Sea (About a mile and a half away)
Broadstairs (Approx. 3 miles away)
Birchington-on-sea (Approx. 3 miles away)
Dumpton Park (Approx. 3 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Nearby parking is available.

Nearby Car Parks

Albert Terrace, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
All Saints, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Market Street, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Mill Lane, Margate (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Margate Station, Margate (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
College Square/Walk, Margate (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Trinity Square, Margate (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Dalby Square, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Harold Road, Margate (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Westbrook Promenade, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Margate