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Pleasant beach at Cliftonville

Came here many times to this sandy beach as a child 55 years ago so many happy memories. It has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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The outdoor pool is great when the tide is out

Walpole Bay is another sandy beach in Margate along the coast at Cliftonville. It has the oldest... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
Margate, United Kingdom
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Fifth Avenue | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2JJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here many times to this sandy beach as a child 55 years ago so many happy memories. It has only changed over the last few years. The tidal pool that has a wall all the way round is much larger. There is now a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 09SueP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Main sands can be packed during the season but the more towards Broadstairs you walk the less touristy it gets. Enjoy peace and quiet and sea without crowds! Take your dog your bicycle and you will be in heaven :)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Skyhigh2440
Reviewed September 13, 2018

....But so much seaweed which can sometimes be unbearably smelly. The views are to die for, though. It is also well maintained with walls being built to manage to keep the cliffs safe.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tabithacat999
Reviewed July 21, 2018

It is a shame that this lovely little beach still suffers on water quality as is only one in the area that does not have a blue flag There are no toilets or life guard but there is a super salt water pool revealed at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank penfolds_bin_95
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Walpole Bay is another sandy beach in Margate along the coast at Cliftonville. It has the oldest tidal pool in the South, maybe all England. The waters are lovely and refreshing. Only down side is the lack of conveniences and lifeguards here.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Margate_Resident
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I first saw the massive tidal pool when on a walk in the winter and decided there and then to go back and swim there in the summer. Went today! The beach itself is not the best in the area but the swimming pool is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank wenmon17
Reviewed May 23, 2018

We were staying in the area and had a long walk. The beach itself is lovely but the whole area is a little tired and in need of investment.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mamilla66
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

One of the best beaches in thanet . Beautiful sea swimming pool Sandy beach Great cafe in the summer Love it

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank becky a
Reviewed January 5, 2018

This is a nice tidy beach. The prom goes all the way to Margate main beach, and all the other way to the poo factory, all in all about 3 miles, and I think it goes further on the margate side. Great for long walks...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank katekatekate2018
Reviewed January 1, 2018

I'm surprised this beach has bad reviews! Walpole bay is great! The bay has a HUGE Victorian bathing pool, and lends itself to lots of activities: swimming - A FREE swimming pool! I have been in the pool every summer since I was a child....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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