Walpole Bay

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly Lifeguard cover May 26 to September 2 Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

Located just to the east of Margate, Walpole Bay has a long sandy beach, which almost disappears at high tide.  There’s a tidal pool and this is a safe place to swim, with seasonal lifeguard cover.  Behind the beach are tall chalk cliffs and the short walk into Margate is flat and scenic.  Water sports are popular here, with jet skis for hire.  With a cafe and a games centre near to the beach, you can also enjoy a round of crazy golf on the upper promenade.  In short, you’re discreetly away from the town, but with plenty to enjoy.

Autumn season photo gallery


What the beach means to Andre.


A high tide at Walpole Bay.