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One of my favourite Thanet beaches

Love this beach because its family orientated...has a nice,friendly relaxed atmosphere. No arcades... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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 December 31, 2018
Rochester, United Kingdom
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Royal Esplanade | Westbrook, Margate CT9 5DL, England
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

Love this beach because its family orientated...has a nice,friendly relaxed atmosphere. No arcades in the background.Just a cafe serving food etc and that's it. Bring your wind breakers and food. Park up the top but early. Toilets on site and a lovely beach inspector. A...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 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 September 21, 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
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Reviewed September 18, 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 August 2, 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
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Reviewed June 16, 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
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Reviewed June 12, 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 January 23, 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 September 17, 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
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Reviewed September 6, 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
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July 27, 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
Steve C
April 6, 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.