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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.

Dog Friendly 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 46 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Westgate Bay 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

Todaypartlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 9.5 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (N)
Tuesday, Feb 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.6℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Feb 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.6℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (SW)

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. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:45 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 09:53 (Height 4.04m)
   Low Tide at 16:04 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 22:25 (Height 4.13m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:49 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 10:51 (Height 4.18m)
   Low Tide at 16:57 (Height 1.24m)
   High Tide at 23:11 (Height 4.27m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:36 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 11:36 (Height 4.29m)
   Low Tide at 17:38 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 23:49 (Height 4.38m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:14 (Height 0.76m)
   High Tide at 12:12 (Height 4.36m)
   Low Tide at 18:12 (Height 1.08m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 00:20 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 06:47 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 12:44 (Height 4.42m)
   Low Tide at 18:42 (Height 1.02m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:52 (Height 4.54m)
   Low Tide at 07:17 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 13:15 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 19:12 (Height 0.95m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 01:25 (Height 4.59m)
   Low Tide at 07:46 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 13:49 (Height 4.49m)
   Low Tide at 19:44 (Height 0.92m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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