Westgate Bay Beach

Westgate Bay is a sandy beach, a good family beach for sandcastles and lots of small rock pools to explore.

The bay is tidal and so the beach will disappear at high tide.

Facilities include seasonal lifeguards, cafes, car parking, toilets, chalets for hire, pub, disabled access to the beach with disabled toilets open all year.

Westgate Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.Westgate Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach
Westgate Bay Beach has dog restrictions.
Westgate Bay beach, No dogs between 1st May and 30th September.

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

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Beach 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 19.4℃ to 19.9℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 20.3℃ to 20.5℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 20.9℃ to 21.3℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 20.7℃ to 21℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 21.1℃ to 22.5℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (E)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 20.2℃ to 22.6℃ with wind speed 0.8 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 19.2℃ to 19.9℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (SSW)

Margate weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Westgate Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Westgate Bay Beach is at MARGATE 3.65 km (2.27 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Wed 10 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:04 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 11:18 (Height 4.31m)
   Low Tide at 17:45 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 23:50 (Height 4.58m)
Thu 11 Aug
   Low Tide at 06:04 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 12:16 (Height 4.50m)
   Low Tide at 18:47 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 00:48 (Height 4.76m)
Fri 12 Aug
   Low Tide at 06:57 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 13:07 (Height 4.66m)
   Low Tide at 19:40 (Height 0.44m)
Sat 13 Aug
   High Tide at 01:40 (Height 4.87m)
   Low Tide at 07:45 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 13:53 (Height 4.78m)
   Low Tide at 20:28 (Height 0.33m)
Sun 14 Aug
   High Tide at 02:29 (Height 4.90m)
   Low Tide at 08:29 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 14:38 (Height 4.86m)
   Low Tide at 21:12 (Height 0.31m)
Mon 15 Aug
   High Tide at 03:15 (Height 4.85m)
   Low Tide at 09:09 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 15:20 (Height 4.88m)
   Low Tide at 21:53 (Height 0.37m)
Tue 16 Aug
   High Tide at 03:58 (Height 4.73m)
   Low Tide at 09:48 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 15:59 (Height 4.83m)
   Low Tide at 22:29 (Height 0.51m)

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