Margate Bay Beach, Kent

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  • The Margate Bay beach is a sandy beach in the centre of Margate. The beach has a great tidal pool making this a family friendly beach with excellent facilities.

    Facilities include toilets, cafes/restaurants, seasonal lifeguards, promenade, tidal pool and children’s playground.

    Margate Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

    Margate Bay Beach has dog restrictions. Margate Bay beach has dog restrictions although does have a dog exercise area.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 8 beaches around Margate, 46 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

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  • 7-day Weather Forecast

    Rain on Tuesday, with high temperatures peaking at 8°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       0%  88%   9 mph
      7:51 am    4:20 pm
    Saturday, Jan 19th
     Overcast throughout the day.
       20%  94%   20 mph
      7:50 am    4:22 pm

    Sunday, Jan 20th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       7%  56%   8 mph
      7:49 am    4:23 pm
    Monday, Jan 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and dangerously windy overnight.
       22%  48%   9 mph
      7:48 am    4:25 pm

    Tuesday, Jan 22nd
     Rain and windy in the morning.
       81%  79%   19 mph
      7:47 am    4:27 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 23rd
     Overcast throughout the day.
       46%  94%   15 mph
      7:46 am    4:28 pm

    Thursday, Jan 24th
     Windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       82%  85%   25 mph
      7:44 am    4:30 pm
    Friday, Jan 25th
     Windy until afternoon and overcast throughout the day.
       72%  100%   22 mph
      7:43 am    4:32 pm

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  • Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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