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

Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (N)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 10.7 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 10.3 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WNW)

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.

Sat 28 Jan
   High Tide at 04:26 (Height 4.59m)
   Low Tide at 11:01 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 17:15 (Height 4.25m)
   Low Tide at 23:00 (Height 1.23m)
Sun 29 Jan
   High Tide at 05:17 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 11:50 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 18:11 (Height 4.05m)
Mon 30 Jan
   Low Tide at 00:00 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 06:18 (Height 4.17m)
   Low Tide at 12:50 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 19:14 (Height 3.91m)
Tue 31 Jan
   Low Tide at 01:16 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 07:29 (Height 4.01m)
   Low Tide at 13:56 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 20:21 (Height 3.89m)
Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:32 (Height 1.45m)
   High Tide at 08:42 (Height 3.96m)
   Low Tide at 15:02 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 21:27 (Height 3.98m)
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)

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