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Ideal for a Christmas morning stroll

We've been coming to Margate since I was a child and this is the first time I have stepped into... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
Rochester, United Kingdom
Love it

I've been going here since I was a kid and I'm 59 now. Love that it hasn't changed that much... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
June W
Bexley, United Kingdom
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Royal Esplanade | Westbrook, Margate CT9 5DL, England
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

We've been coming to Margate since I was a child and this is the first time I have stepped into Westbrook beach, it's a lovely stretch of golden sand, much quieter than its busy neigbour and better for it, ideal for a winter walk, blue...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

I've been going here since I was a kid and I'm 59 now. Love that it hasn't changed that much. Golden sand, blue sea and beach huts what more can you ask . Shame that the cafe is the only thing that's changed for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank June W
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Clean and sandy, nice and quiet with no arcades, funfairs or noise, and free parking up on the street. We've been visiting for years. Great for a family beach day.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to head to the coast in this lovely weather and stumbled across Westbrook Bay, and so pleased we did. I was so annoyed with myself that I didn’t take my swimming shorts as the sea was so blue and looked very clean. Compared...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank nabrls
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Very pleased to be able to update a previous review of Westbrook Bay and report that even during the summer months dogs are allowed on the central area of the beach even during the hours of 10am to 6pm as long as they are on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank 3ba2017
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We walked from Minnis Bay to Margate and back . Beautiful beach better explored once the tide has gone out . Easy access / promenade for walking . Beach huts and a cafe

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Use this beach all year round always clean lots of sand. My 5 year old loves it and it has loos and a cafe.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Penny374
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Probably the best beach in the area, it's suitable for families, dog walkers, couples etc. Calm atmosphere and much less busy than the main Sands and still has toilets and a cafe easily accessible.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank vickib609
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Can't understand the websites and reviews that state dogs are not permitted on Westbrook Beach at all between 10am and 6pm or that the ban extends across the beach towards Margate. At present dog walkers not only have the right to exercise their dogs on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 3ba2017
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great beach - clean and ideal for families - lifeguard present but very safe swimming in the shallows. Dog free during the day and BBQ friendly after 6 pm. ideal at ay time - high or low tide!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank r0bbiejb
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27 July 2018|
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Response from 3ba2017 | Reviewed this property |
It is possible to hire a wheelchair which is designed to move on the sand by booking at the bay inspector's office in Westbrook Bay or on Margate Main Sands. I don't think there is an actual charge but you have to make sure... More
6 April 2017|
Response from Trish H | Reviewed this property |
the high street can be a bit daunting but there are lots of very nice areas in margate. tell her to take the plunge she wont regret it and if she is renting she can move around till she finds somewhere that suits her.
9 July 2015|
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Response from Penny374 | Reviewed this property |
Hi loads of on street parking and it's free with no time limits.