British Beaches

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Walpole Bay Beach

Margate, Kent

A sandy beach with some rocks and a tidal bathing pool. Plenty of activities for watersports enthusiasts, and entertainments and amenities for all the family make this a popular beach.

Beach Type



Including facilities for disabled visitors
A cafe on the beach
Kiosks and shops nearby
Disabled access to the beach
Beach huts
Slipway and a promenade
First aid and lost child services available with the lifeguards


Jet-ski hire
Crazy golf and a bowling green

Nature and Wildlife

On the Thanet coast path and within walking distance of all other Margate beaches and the town centre.

Water Quality





Dog restrictions apply.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach

Tourist Information

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


Nearest town: Margate
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3927, 1.39995
Postcode: CT9 2PP
(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. Enter Margate on the A28 mand continue through towards Cliftonville on the coast road.

Public Transport

Bus service. TL (Thanet Loop) goes between Margate and Broadstairs. linking local areas to the train stations. this service passes through Cliftonville. close to Walpole Bay.

Nearest Railway Stations

Margate (About a mile and a half away)
Broadstairs (Approx. 3 miles away)
Westgate-on-Sea (Approx. 3 miles away)
Dumpton Park (Approx. 3 miles away)
Ramsgate (Approx. 4 miles away)

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


Parking is at Palm bay.

Nearby Car Parks

Dalby Square, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Harold Road, Margate (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Trinity Square, Margate (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
College Square/Walk, Margate (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Market Street, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Mill Lane, Margate (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Albert Terrace, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Northdown Park, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
All Saints, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Margate Station, Margate (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Margate