West Bay Beach

Visit West Bay Beach

Great for a family day out, West Bay, also known as Westgate Beach, is a popular summer destination close to Margate. When the tide goes out a wide sandy beach appears. The beach is backed by a promenade and row of beach huts with rows of wooden beach chalets.

West Bay has two slipways for launching boats. The western slipway is open year-round for fishing boats and sail craft up to 14 feet in length with a maximum of 20HP. During the summer months (June 1 to September 30), hand launching is permitted. The eastern slipway, located near the kiosk and beach huts, allows fishing boats and sail craft to launch, except during the summer season.

This beach is dog friendly from October thru April and restricted during the summer.

This beach is …

  • A Blue Flag Beach
  • Family Friendly

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To West Bay

Beach Location

Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8QG


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Westgate-on-Sea Station

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of West Bay Beach

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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