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West Bay Beach

  • Margate
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

West Bay Beach also known as St Mildred's offers a sandy and pebbly through to rocky beach, good for rock pooling and exploring! There's plenty of little creatures to find in the pools so it's well worth the effort of toting a bucket and net along with you. Plus there's safe paddling and with summer lifeguards in high season you can go a little further out with confidence if the conditions are right to. Remember not to take inflatables due to the currents.

Immediate vicinity amenities are well catered for families with promenade cafes, trinket shops and good toilet facilities with disabled access. Other features include tennis and putting facilities, plus sailing and windsurfing hire which are all independently managed. All in all there's actually loads to do, just not much of it on the spur of the moment, so be a good boy scout and be prepared!

Please note that the postcode given is for Satnav purposes to get you as close as we can, there should be signs from here. Please ensure you plan your journey thoroughly and independently.


Image "Westgate Sunset" copyright Garry Knight via Flickr / Image cropped vertically from original.

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Opening hours

Year round access. Lifeguards June through September. Dog ban in place from 1st May until 30th September, dogs not permitted from 10am to 6pm.


No admission.

Travel & Contact Information


, Margate, Kent, CT8 8AD, England

Phone number

01843 583334



Click here to visit West Bay Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

There are pubic toilets beachside: handy!

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

West Bay Beach has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Ice cream kiosk beachside and Westgate Bay Cafe a stone's throw away. There's also Pav's Cafe in St Mildred's Bay which is also close.

Yes, West Bay Beach is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, West Bay Beach have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

West Bay Beach has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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