"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

West Bay (Westgate) Beach

A sandy bay with rocky areas and cliffs. The sand here is very good for building sandcastles and there are lots of little rock pools to explore. The cafe is open in the evening and is a great place to have a meal and watch the fantastic sunset views.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Margate

Local authority: Kent County Council

OS Grid Reference: TR321701

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near West Bay (Westgate) Beach

  • Powell-Cotton Museum (1m)
  • Lazer Rush Outdoor (1m)
  • Jungle Jims (1m)
  • Powell Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens (1m)
  • Strokes Adventure Golf (2m)
  • Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre (2m)
  • Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground (2m)
  • Old Town Hall Local History Museum (2m)
  • The Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum (2m)
  • The Shell Grotto (2m)
  • Junk Deluxe (2m)
  • Pick n Paint a Pot (3m)
  • Drapers Mill (3m)
  • Bugsys (3m)
  • Revolution Skatepark (4m)
  • Bumble Beez (4m)
  • Monkton Nature Reserve (4m)
  • Crampton Tower 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 Wednesday 13 December

06:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 10mph.
SSW
Pressure 1000
Humidity 99%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 53%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1000
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 997
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 85%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 993
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
W
Pressure 993
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 991
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
02:00 GMT
High Tide
08:06 GMT
Low Tide
14:37 GMT
High Tide
20:52 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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Craggy cliffs dip sharply on either side of this tide-washed sand and shingle beach. It has good facilities and some interesting rockpools.

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