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Westbrook Bay Beach

Margate, Kent

A sandy beach with some rockpools to explore and good facilities. Chalets and deck chairs are available for hire. There's a designated water ski area, children's fun park, and bowls and tennis nearby.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Toilets
Cafes
Restaurants
Beach shops
Beach huts
Slipway
Deckchair hire
Lost child centre
Firs aid post

Activities

Windsurfing
Swimming
Tennis
Bowls
Children's fun park
Water skiing

Nature and Wildlife

Explore the seaside town of Margate.

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

Yes

Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned regularly.

Dogs

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

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

MARGATE TIC. 12-13 The Parade. Margate Kent. CT9 1EY Tel: +44 (0) 1843 583334 Fax: +44 (0)1843 292019

Location

Nearest town: Margate
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3856, 1.36491
Postcode: CT9 5DW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Access

From London take the M20 - M2 - A299 - A28 to Margate. Beach access is off the A28 on the way into Margate.

Public Transport

Westbrook Bay is about 400m from Margate main station.

Nearest Railway Stations

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

Parking is available.

Nearby Car Parks

Margate Station, Margate (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
All Saints, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Westbrook Promenade, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Albert Terrace, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Market Street, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Mill Lane, Margate (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
St Mildreds Bay, Westgate (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
College Square/Walk, Margate (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Trinity Square, Margate (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Dalby Square, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Margate