The Beach Guide

Palm Bay

Palm Bay - Kent
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Palm Bay is a pleasant sandy beach not too far away from Margate's town centre, between Walpole and Botany Bay. Despite its appeal, Palm Bay never seems to get as busy as the better known neighbouring beaches.

This is probably the best dog friendly beach in the area so expect to have a few pooches for company.

The eastern end of Palm Bay is also known as Forness Bay and is the home to Margate's water skiing club. The beach is also a popular launch spot for jet skis.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

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  • Cafe/restaurant
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    • Promenade

    Nearest town



    CT9 3GH

    OS grid ref.

    TR 3735 7143

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