Westbrook Bay

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Monkton Nature Reserve SSSI Dog friendly Lifeguard cover weekends May 27 to July 2, daily July 8 to September 3 Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

Westbrook Bay has a quiet beach, which is handy for Margate and ideal for young families and children.  There are no arcades here, but there is good parking and access.  Children will enjoy the rock pools.  There’s a mini golf course, water sports facilities and tennis nearby.  Also, take a look into the town behind the beach for the Shell Grotto, where you’ll find 4.6 million shells in the network of passages, well worth a visit.  The water quality is good and this is a safe place to swim, with lifeguard cover from Easter to the end of September.

Autumn season photo gallery


Dominic’s beach eulogy.


What the beach means to Jayne.


The tide falls back at Westbrook Bay.