"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Joss Bay Beach

Situated below the North Foreland Lighthouse this is a lovely sandy beach in a natural setting. It is ideal for families with plenty for the children to explore. This is particularly popular for water sports with boards and wet suits available to hire from Joss Bay Surf School. The bay was named after Joss Snelling, the notorious smuggler and head of the Callis Court Gang, who was fined £100 for smuggling at the age of 89!

Beach type: sand

Nearest town: Margate

Local authority: Kent County Council

OS Grid Reference: TR400701

Awards

Green Coast Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Joss Bay Beach

  • Revolution Skatepark (1m)
  • Crampton Tower Museum (1m)
  • Dickens House Museum (2m)
  • Lillyputt Mini Golf (2m)
  • Drapers Mill (2m)
  • Bugsys (2m)
  • Pick n Paint a Pot (2m)
  • Junk Deluxe (3m)
  • The Shell Grotto (3m)
  • Bumble Beez (3m)
  • Old Town Hall Local History Museum (3m)
  • Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground (3m)
  • Ramsgate Tunnels (3m)
  • Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre (3m)
  • Ramsgate Motor Museum (3m)
  • Strokes Adventure Golf (3m)
  • Sea Searcher Boat Trips (3m)
  • Maritime Museum, Ramsgate (3m)
  • The Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum (5m)

Tourist Information

Margate
Thanet Visitor Information Service
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Kent
England
CT9 1JD

Phone 01843 577 577
Email visitorinformation@thanet.gov.uk
http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 26 May

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
ESE
Pressure 1022
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
E
Pressure 1022
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
ENE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
ENE
Pressure 1019
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
ENE
Pressure 1017
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
E
Pressure 1017
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
07:10 BST
(06:10 GMT)
High Tide
12:56 BST
(11:56 GMT)
Low Tide
19:39 BST
(18:39 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Joss Bay is a sandy beach popular with families and water sports enthusiasts, walkers and cyclists.

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