Westgate on Sea is a charming Victorian town, steeped in heritage with quaint shops and two fantastic blue flag beaches.
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.
Take a wonder amongst the towns shops, many under victorian canopies browsing local makers work, watching a film at the Carlton Cinema, enjoying a warming drink or meal or picking up that perfect souvenir.
The town's two wide open bays West Bay and St Mildred's are the perfect place to let off steam and explore rockpools to see what lives along our coastline. Jump on your bike or pull on your boats for a walk along the promenade to neighbouring Margate or Birchington, stopping off for refreshments at beach side cafes/restaurants along the way. Alternatively tee off at the clifftop golf course.