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A hidden gem on the coastline!

Free parking and sandy beach! Amazing enormous tidal pool! Full of wildlife and safer than swimming... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Looks like it s a great place to swim

saw mention of this on web and so decided to take a look. Walked from Margate harbour to it... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2019
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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4 days ago
“A hidden gem on the coastline!”
Jul 7, 2019
“Looks like it s a great place to swim”
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Walpole Bay | Walpole Bay, Margate, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Free parking and sandy beach! Amazing enormous tidal pool! Full of wildlife and safer than swimming in the open sea. No life guards. No toilets.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Barkeval
Reviewed July 7, 2019

saw mention of this on web and so decided to take a look. Walked from Margate harbour to it. Pleasent walk along prom. Pool looks like it is a great place to swim.... protected from sea but still being in fresh sea water. Would be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Hatfield_visitor
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Such a lovely safe spot to swim in. We wished we had taken bacon and a crab line as lots of families were catching amazing large crabs (and I mean large) down the outer side of the walls of the pool. Highly recommended if you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Magicalmargate
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Getting busier each summer after having a spate of poor seasons. The underground fresh water springs help keep the pool clean and healthy to swim in. It's no more than 6' 6" at it's deepest end. It could do with a bit of a spruce...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Margate_Resident
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

This place is tucked away ,its very old fashioned and quirky , great fun ,safe bathing has a regular following . Love going here to relax , highly recommended

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank snailman78
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

My sister and brother in law stumbled upon this when they were doing a coastal walk and took us there when we all went on a daytrip. Great place to paddle, swim or just walk the walls around the edge or relax and read.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 772juliej
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Lovely and big tidal pool that you can jump into, swim in and take a lilo, if you desire. Found at the bottom of the cliffs between Cliftonville and Palm Bay

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank A527HRleahm
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Caroline B
July 24, 2019|
Response from Magicalmargate | Reviewed this property |
Hi it is a tidal pool so it does depend on tides. At very low tide you can't use the pool and at high tide the walls are not visible. It is basically a walled beach, so has a beach entry, or ladders off the walls at the... More
Jo M
July 12, 2019|
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Response from barrylC6621LZ |
No dogs are allowed during the summer season, but welcome in winter. I think the dates are April to October. It's signposted clearly on site. Nearby beaches - right next door in fact are dog friendly all year round.