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There's lots of scope for walking from Margate. As you can see from the map below, there's plenty of sandy bays all the way along, there's even a 32 mile Viking Coastal Trail all the way round the Thanet peninsular, the District that Margate is in, which used to be an island separated from the rest of Kent by the Watsum Channel in the 1400s.
Walpole Bay opens up first with its tidal pool. On the cliff is the Walpole Bay Hotel which was featured in the TV series Hotel Inspector.
On to Palm Bay and the next is Botany Bay, named after the smugglers caught there in the past who were sent off to Botany Bay in Australia as punishment. It's a glorious place to see the white chalk cliffs, stacks and caves. Lifeguards keep an eye on the bay.
Returning to Margate along the coastal path, we're back at Walpole Bay with its cafe.
Around the next corner is the deserted Cliftonville Lido, built in 1828 but closed in the 1980s however there are some moves to save the lido at the moment and it is being cleared to see what options are available.
It's an exciting site with lots of possibilities if funding can be arranged.