England: Southeast Coast

Margate, Kinsgate, Westgate Waterfront Path

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Toward the southern end of the south coast, there’s nearly 6 miles of scenic waterfront running on a promenade from Broadstairs north through Kingsgate, Margate, and Westgate. The wide paved path changes names several times, but stays right along the water, with great views out to the North Sea. Margate is the largest town in the area. and has a train station.

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From Margate headed south, it’s ~3 miles to Kingsgate, passing the Margate Winter Gardens, the Oval Gardens, and Princes Walk (additional paths). The path ends at Botany Bay in Broadstairs, which features great views of the white cliffs. From Margate headed north, it’s ~3 miles to West Bay in Westgate along the Westbrook Promenade and Westgate Esplanade.

Essentials
  • Up to 5.85 miles (9.4 km) one-way, with some additional interior paths
  • Flat
  • Any point. Margate is a good central starting point
  • Train station in Margate

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Essentials
  • Up to 5.85 miles (9.4 km) one-way, with some additional interior paths
  • Flat
  • Any point. Margate is a good central starting point
  • Train station in Margate