Looking across the beach with the tide up covering most of the beach. People walking along the promenade. The beach is located down in front of grass and garden banks in front of a road and properties
St Mildred's Bay, Westgate - credit Thanet Tourism

St Mildred's Bay

On the coast of Westgate-on-Sea lies St Mildred's Bay, a beautiful cliff lined sandy bay with promenade and tidal pool. A small amount of beach remains at high tide except on spring tides when it is completely covered. Learn about the bay's history as a Royal Naval Air Station seaplane base

Nearby activities include tennis courts and cafes on the promenade

  • Seasonal Toilets: Open from Monday 29th March (closed at times for cleaning)
  • Seasonal Lifeguards: RNLI weekend & Bank Holiday cover Saturday 29th May - Thursday 8th July. RNLI daily Lifeguard cover from Friday 10th July - Sunday 5th September 
  • Bay information 
  • Beach huts for hire
  • Parking close by
  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Disabled toilet

Dog ban in place from 1st May until 30th September, dogs not permitted from 10am - 6pm

Be Beach Safe. This means checking the weather and the tides, keeping an eye on your family, and not using inflatables. 

In an emergency, call 999 for the Coastguard. 

Please remember, if you are visiting our beaches and bays, that some COVID-19 restrictions are still in place.

Please 'Respect, Protect and Enjoy' and leave only your footprints. 

Blue Flag Award 2021

To find out about accessibility at this beach, please click here 


Beach Road
Westgate on Sea