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West Bay (Westgate) Beach

Margate, Kent

Craggy cliffs dip sharply on either side of this tide-washed sand and shingle beach. It has good facilities and some interesting rockpools.

Weather and Tides

Thursday

30 March 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1021mb
Humidity67%
UV Risk4
PollutionLow
Sunrise06:36 BST
Sunset19:24 BST

Friday

31 March 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Minimum Temperature8°C (46°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed16mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1013mb
Humidity78%
UV Risk3
PollutionLow
Sunrise06:33 BST
Sunset19:26 BST

Thursday

High tide: 02:11 BST
(01:11 30 March 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:30 BST
(07:30 30 March 2017 GMT)

High tide: 14:43 BST
(13:43 30 March 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:47 BST
(19:47 30 March 2017 GMT)

Friday

High tide: 02:53 BST
(01:53 31 March 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:08 BST
(08:08 31 March 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:24 BST
(14:24 31 March 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 21:28 BST
(20:28 31 March 2017 GMT)

Saturday

High tide: 03:35 BST
(02:35 1 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:47 BST
(08:47 1 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:04 BST
(15:04 1 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:10 BST
(21:10 1 April 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Margate) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (www.ukho.gov.uk).