Minnis Bay: A Guide to the Beach and Surroundings
Minnis Bay is a sandy beach in the village of Birchington-on-Sea, on the Isle of Thanet in Kent. It is a popular destination for families, water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. Here are some useful information about Minnis Bay and what you can do there.
Location and Parking
Minnis Bay is located on The Parade, Birchington, Margate, Kent, CT7 9LX. The nearest postcode for sat-nav purposes is CT7 9QR. There is free parking for around 100 cars, including disabled spaces. You can also take the open-top bus in summer or cycle along the Viking Coastal Trail from Margate.
Facilities and Amenities
Minnis Bay has a range of facilities and amenities to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. There are toilets, disabled facilities, a lost child centre, a slipway and a lifeguard service. There is also a picnic area, a kiosk for ice creams, a cafe on the promenade and a restaurant with a bar . For children, there is a play area on the green and a paddling pool where they can hunt for crabs and other sea creatures .
Activities and Attractions
Minnis Bay offers plenty of opportunities for fun and adventure. You can swim, paddle, kayak, sail, windsurf or kite board in the sea . You can also fish, play beach games or sunbathe on the sand. At low tide, you can explore the rock pools and find various marine life. Minnis Bay is also home to a sailing club and a windsurfing school if you want to learn or improve your skills.
Minnis Bay has been awarded the Blue Flag for its high standards of water quality, safety and environmental management . It is also a great place to enjoy the views of the North Sea and the Thames Estuary, as well as the sunsets and sunrises. You can also walk or cycle along the coast to discover other nearby beaches such as Reculver, Westgate-on-Sea and Margate.