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“Great family beach but an awful cafe”
Review of Westbrook Bay

Westbrook Bay
Ranked #15 of 54 things to do in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was my second visit to westbrook bay and it is an excellent beach..there is enough free on the road parking and easy access to the beach. There were enough toilets and they were clean.

The major problem with this beach is the cafe/shop. The man and woman that run the shop appear to be so bored and irritated with running the cafe/shop. They were rude and abrupt on both of my visits. secondly the variety and freshness of food is poor. If you want fried you'll be happy;-) we ordered fish and chips and was abruptly told it would take 12 minutes because its frozen so in effect we were ordering 'iceland' battered cod and chips that tasted only of old oil. the chips tasted of old oil too :-(Most people want fresh fish and chips when at the seaside!!

I really think more effort should be made to serve fresh healthier food.....Its not difficult to make salads....they're easy to do!! Or jacket potatoes are a simple healthier option.

I also found their attitude towards children to be desired. for example....signs in the shop saying DO NOT LET YOUR KIDS TOUCH THESE BUCKETS AND SPADES UNLESS YOU HAVE PAID FOR THEM. I'm sure there is a nicer way of writing this if the owners really think it is necessary to have such a sign. I have also overheard them shouting at children to hurry up and decide what ice cream they want!! :-O

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Love the fact that the tied goes out a long way, my dog loves running on this beach,always clean and lots of lovely shells.

Thank Adrienne W
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Very family-friendly: safe beach, decent loos, enough food outlets, not too commercialised i.e. not too much temptation for kids to spend parents' money!

Thank Veronica H
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Lots of beach huts and families go there,A nice beach very clean and well maintained.

Thank LINDA T
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

There is a lovely sandy beach, not a many people use this beach as the margate main sands, yet it is nice and has a mini golf and cafe at the beach

Thank Pjr21
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