Westgate on Sea is a charming Victorian town, steeped in Heritage with quaint shops and two fantastic blue flag beaches.
Just before the outbreak of the First World War, a Royal Naval Air Service Station, used by seaplanes was opened at St Mildred’s Bay (formerly Marsh Bay). Seaplanes took off from the sea itself and two slipways constructed for the seaplanes were used to convey the seaplanes from the hangers to the sea (and vice versa). The returning planes were winched back onto the shore.
The town's two wide open bays West Bay and St Mildred's are the perfect place to let off steam