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Local Beaches

Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate has always been know for it
award winning beaches and bays.

Stretching from Pegwell Bay in the south to Reculver in the north, there are 15 main sandy beaches and bays.

Out of the 15 bays, 10 of them our lifeguard by the RNLI during the main season. Below you will find more information on these 15 bays. If you would like more information on any of bay's please have a look at some of the links below.

 
 
Ramsgate Main Sands

This popular sandy family beach has plenty of children’s activities. The beach is situated right next to the glorious Royal Harbour and Marina. Lots of little bars and cafes close at hand for leisurely lunches and that real continental feel. There are also enjoyable coastal walks and cycle rides to Broadstairs and Pegwell Bay.

For Lifeguard season dates for this beach please click here
 


Viking Bay (Broadstairs)

Viking Bay is the main sandy bay in Broadstairs and it has a boardwalk, lift and cliff-top promenade. The picturesque harbour pier has traditional pubs, restaurants, shops and amusements nearby. There are a host of facilities for children to enjoy including rides, surf school with surf ski/belly boards.

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Stone Bay

A great little peaceful sandy bay with chalk cliffs and promenade. Seldom discovered by visitors it is an excellent place for rock pooling and discovering the local marine life. Disabled and pram access is via Broadstairs Harbour which is renowned for its historic links. It also has a wide choice of coastal walks and cycle routes.

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Joss Bay

Joss Bay is the best surfing beach in Thanet – a must for keen surfers and those who wish to learn. This popular 200m-long bay is linked to the notorious smuggler Joss Snelling who was named after it. Surrounded by fields and a golf course, it offers a wide expanse of sand for carefree play.

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Botany Bay

Thanet’s best-kept secret, Botany Bay is a secluded bay with breathtaking chalk features. A good beach for families with plenty for children to explore.  The beach got its name because captured smugglers were then deported on a convict ship to Botany Bay in Australia.

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Margate Main Sands

The long golden sandy beach with its promenade and tidal pool has always been known as the first family seaside resort in the country and is a very popular area for day trippers. The long stretch of boardwalk gives easy access to all visitors. Margate pier and Turner Contemporary are just a couple of minutes walk away

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Westbrook Bay

A sandy beach with some rock pools to explore and good facilities. Chalets and deck chairs are available for hire. There's a designated waterski area, 18-hole mini golf, and bowls and tennis nearby.

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St Mildred's Bay

A sandy bay with promenade, cliffs and a tidal pool, which is very popular with both visitors and residents. Crabbing pools will keep the children amused for ages. A quaint town centre with a variety of shops is within walking distance.

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West Bay

The beach is mainly fine pebbles, with shingle and sand near the water's edge. There are cafés, restaurants, shops, toilets (including disabled), camp site, caravan park and slipway.

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Minnis Bay

A long sandy rural bay including both rocky and shingle areas. Popular with families. It has a sailing club and a zoned area for boats, windsurfers and kiteboarders. A great place to watch the sun set into the sea.

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