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Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
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Westgate and Birchington Golf Club
"I have visited this jewellers on numerous occasions and always found the owner fun and helpful,after reading the other review I can only say that this establishment provides excellant value ..." More

Swan
"My partner and I decided we'd like a carvery but not at the noisy cafe style Toby Inn. I found the Swan online and we popped along to try it ..." More

Swan
"A Fantastic night was to be had with joint owner Mr J Lambie in celebratory humour Burns Night was a great success all (in excess of 80) who attended enjoyed ..." More

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"Westgate-on-Sea is a seaside town in northeast Kent. It borders the larger seaside resort of Margate and is within the local government district of Thanet Borough. The town is ..." More

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Originally consisting of a farm and a few cottages, local businessmen in 1860 developed the area in northeast Kent beside St Mildred’s Bay and West Bay as a seaside resort for the middle classes. Its two sandy beaches remain popular today. Sea walls and groynes were built around both bays to provide protection for both beaches and town from coastal flooding. A Royal Naval Air Service seaplane base was located here during World War I in order to protect the Thames Estuary and its coastal towns. After the war, the base was de-commissioned and it’s replacement at Marston eventually became Kent International Airport. The town of Westgate is located on the Isle of Thanet, which, until around two hundred years ago, was a separate island from the mainland, which became exposed above sea level when the English Channel broke through between the Kent and French coast causing the sea level to fall. Due to silting of the channel in between, is no longer so and the chalk deposited when the area was below the sea has resulted in the area being designated as an Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The patron saint of Thanet was Mildreth, after whom St Mildred’s Bay was named.

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J A Scarlett
Paige McLean

Attraction

West Bay

Care Home

Windsor House

Cinema

Carlton Cinema

Dentist

Bank House Dental Practice

Doctor

Dr Turtle J A & Partners

Golf Club

Westgate and Birchington Golf Club

Pub and Bar

Swan
Walmer Castle

Venue

Carlton Cinema
St. Augustines

Shops

Boots
The Mad Potter Garden Centre
Johnsons
Rayner Ltd

Places to Stay near Westgate on Sea

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Hussar Hotel (1.03 miles)

Hussar Hotel
Ideally situated on the outskirts of Margate we are only a short walk from several blue flag beaches. Whether you are looking for a hotel in Broadstairs, a hotel in Ramsgate or a hotel in ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Margate (1.78 miles)

An ideal sea front location just 2 minutes walk to the beach. Conveniently positioned adjacent to Margate train station, only 5 miles from Kent Airport and 4 miles from Ramsgate ferry. For shops and local ... More | visit website
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Pavilion View Hotel (2.40 miles)

Pavilion View Hotel

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Pavilion View is situated in an excellent seafront position in the best part of Margate. Pavilion View overlooks the Winter Gardens and enjoys uninterrupted views of the sea and pleasant gardens. Pavilion ... More

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Glenwood Hotel (2.75 miles)

Glenwood Hotel

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The Glenwood is ideally located for the business executive. We are within close proximity to the Continent, Canterbury and Kent International Airport at Manston. Good food, comfortable beds and caring staff who ... More

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Smiths Court (2.94 miles)

Smiths Court

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Smiths Court – set on the clifftop to the east of Margate – is privately owned and family run and, is Margate's only three star premier hotel. This ‘elegant Victorian’ ... More

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The Warwick (3.09 miles)

The Warwick
Welcome to The Warwick Guesthouse in Margate, a sympathetically restored Edwardian house. We offer a choice of comfortable twin, double, family and single accommodation - en suites and private bathrooms are also available. We offer ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Margate Westwood (3.14 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Sharons B and B (3.14 miles)

Sharons B and B

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Sharons B and B is a small Family run B and B. Which has been newly refurbished with stunning countryside views to the rear . We have a swimming pool ... More

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Durlock Lodge (3.65 miles)

Durlock Lodge

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With is quiet location opposite the abbey, yet within walking distance of traditional old English pubs and restaurants, Durlock Lodge offers charming accommodation set in a traditional British village. You can ... More

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Fayreness Hotel (4.51 miles)

Fayreness Hotel

Boasting picturesque views of the English Channel and the North Sea, this charming hotel enjoys an elevated position on the cliff tops in Kingsgate, near Broadstairs, Kent. The Fayreness boasts a range of facilities to ensure ... More | visit website

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