Kingsgate Bay is a secluded, sandy beach that has some great examples of sea caves when the tide is out. It also has royal connections as the bay was renamed after King Charles I when he was forced to land here during a bad storm.

You can pay for parking at the pub at the top of the beach and walk down or park in Pay & Display in town - minimum 15 minutes walk.

Not accessible and no facilities.

Advisory Notes
Please do not walk through the Kingsgate Arch as the cliffs are susceptible to chalk falls and the arch is considered to be fragile and there is a possibility of more chalk falls from the arch. The chalk cliffs are not protected by sea walls, though the cliff between Kingsgate and Joss Bay is.

Picture Credit: © Thanet District Council.

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