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May 15th 2020 - Healthy Travel Information

Stay at home... In the interest of the health and safety of our residents and visitors during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are currently Safer staying at home.
Visitors are asked to NOT visit the Beach at this time, but rather reschedule or plan for a future visit when this health threat passes.

Currently Thanet has no provisions for visitors.
- no public toilets, they are closed..
- limited parking for local resident..
- shops are closed..

We ask you to not visit the beaches at this time.
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Minnis Bay  – 2016 Blue Flag

Here you can take in lovely scenery and interesting rock-pools, this is the end of a great walk around the coast of Thanet.  If you wish you can walk or cycle to Reculver Towers from Minnis Bay via the coastal wall which take you to the famous Reculver Towers.

  • Boat launch ramp
  • Rock pool for kids
  • Pub/Restaurant
  • Public/disabled Toilets


  • Beach is 15 feet from road
  • Easy access for wheelchairs users




  • Lifeguards – May to September


  • Golden Sand Beach, some rock pools
  • Beach is combed level every morning
  • Bay inspectors clean through day


  • 2012 Blue Flag award.
  • 2013 Blue Flag award.
  • 2014 Blue Flag award.
  • 2015 Blue Flag award.


  • Lots of free Street Parking and There is also a car park for around 100 cars including disabled spaces. note: There is a charge for using the car park.



  • Main area of Minnis: Bay Dogs will now be banned 24 hours a day from 1 May to 30 September.
    Flouting this rule carries an £80 Fine.



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