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West Bay (Westgate-on-Sea)

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West Bay - Kent

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West Bay is a popular sandy beach in the seaside resort of Westgate-on-Sea on the north-east coast of Kent.

Chalk cliffs separate West Bay from the neighbouring St Mildred's Bay, and both beaches have seawalls and groynes to prevent flooding.

There is plenty to do here for all the family along with some good rock pools worth exploring. Toilets, chalets for hire and good disabled access as well as a cafe that stays open for evening meals, providing an excellent place to watch the sunset.

Also known as:

Westgate-on-Sea

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs banned from 1st May to 30th Sept from 10am to 6pm.

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Activities

  • Crazy golf/putting
  • Sailing
  • Rock pooling
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Shop
  • Beach hut hire
  • Promenade

Nearest town

Margate

Postcode

CT8 8QG

OS grid ref.

TR 3202 7019

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag Award