Kent’s best and worst beaches for water quality including Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, and Folkestone

It wasn’t too long ago when we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of summer. Temperatures in the county were hotter than Ibiza, and people headed out with friends and family to bathe in the glorious sunshine.

We’re lucky to have lots of options in Kent when it comes open public spaces to enjoy. Many people like to head to some of the county’s best parks, while others flock to the coast to spend the day by the seaside.

Once you’ve arrived, there’s no better way to cool down than by going for a splash in the sea. For all the registered sites in the county, the quality of beach and bathing water is measured by the Environment Agency.

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Weekly assessments are carried out every year between the months of May to September. The beaches are then ranked as either excellent, good, sufficient or poor.

KentLive has put together a list of all the registered bathing areas on the Environment Agency’s website along with their water quality ratings. Those ranked as ‘excellent’ were awarded three stars, while those rated ‘sufficient’ were given just one star.

List in full

Joss Bay is one of serval Kent beaches with an ‘excellent’ rating

Botany Bay, Broadstairs – Excellent

Stone Bay, Broadstairs – Excellent

Viking Bay, Broadstairs – Sufficient

Folkestone – Excellent

Hythe – Excellent

Joss Bay, Broadstairs – Excellent

Margate Fulsam Rock – Excellent

Margate The Bay – Excellent

Minnis Bay, Birchington – Excellent

Sandgate – Excellent

Sandwich Bay – Excellent

St Margaret’s Bay – Excellent

St Mildred’s Bay, Westgate – Excellent

Walpole Bay, Margate – Excellent

West Bay, Westgate – Excellent

Westbrook Bay, Margate – Excellent

Deal Castle – Good

Dymchurch – Good

Littlestone – Good

Ramsgate Sands – Good

Ramsgate Western Undercliffe – Good

St Mary’s Bay – Sufficient

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Article Source: Kent Live