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St. Mildreds Bay Beach

Margate, Kent

A small sandy beach with a tidal pool and interesting rockpools to explore. Local cafes, chalet hire, tennis and putting course available.

Beach Type



Beach chalets
Deck chairs for hire
Pubs in nearby Westgate
First aid and a lost child service available with the lifeguards


Sailing and boating
There is crazy golf and a bowling green nearby

Nature and Wildlife

Stroll along the promenade and explore the seaside town of Westgate. Margate is also within walking distance.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned regularly.


Dogs banned from 1st May to 31st Sept from 10am to 6pm.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
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: 51.3852, 1.3462
Postcode: CT8 8AU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Head for Margate on the A28 either direct from Canterbury or the M2/A299 Kent coast route. In Westgate take the left hand turn off the A28. Signposted Westgate station. Go past the station; turn right and then after 1/2 a mile. left to Mildreds bay.

Public Transport

Westgate train station is close to the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Westgate-on-Sea (Less than half a mile away)
Margate (About a mile away)
Birchington-on-sea (Approx. 2 miles away)
Minster (Approx. 4 miles away)
Broadstairs (Approx. 4 miles away)

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


Parking available close to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

St Mildreds Bay, Westgate (Unknown stay).
About 0 miles away
Westbrook Promenade, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Margate Station, Margate (Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away
All Saints, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Albert Terrace, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Market Street, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Mill Lane, Margate (Long stay).
About 1.6 miles away
College Square/Walk, Margate (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Trinity Square, Margate (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Albion Road, Birchington-on-Sea (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Margate