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        Public toilets

        Information about public toilet facilities in Thanet

        Temporary toilet closures during second national lockdown (update 10 November 2020)

        We have closed 10 of the 20 toilets normally open during the winter months. This is in response to increased Covid-19 infection rates and the current National Lockdown.

        The 10 toilets that remain open have been selected to ensure that each area of the district has at least one facility open for customers of essential businesses and those who are exercising. The closure also allows the remaining toilets to be cleaned more frequently – 4 times a day – to help minimise the transmission of the virus.

        The following toilets will continue to open daily and will receive additional cleaning (4 times per day). Disabled facilities accessible with a RADAR key are available at each of these locations.

        MINNIS BAY CAR PARK – Birchington 08:0017:00

        WEST BAY – Westgate 08:0017:30

        BUENOS AYRES – Margate 08:0016:30

        THE CENTRE – Margate 08:0018:00

        HAROLD ROAD – Cliftonville 08:00 – 15:40

        CAVENDISH STREET – Ramsgate 08:0018:00

        EAST PIER YARD – Ramsgate 08:0016:25

        CROFTS PLACE – Broadstairs 08:0017:25

        BROADSTAIRS HARBOUR- Broadstairs 08:0016:55

        HOPEVILLE AVENUE – St Peters 08:00 – 15:45

        The closures will be reviewed at the end of the current national lockdown and we will endeavour to return to the normal winter schedule as soon as possible.

        Map of public toilets in Thanet

        The map above shows the locations of all the public toilets within Thanet. Please click on the icon to display further information about opening times and disabled and baby changing facilities.

        Disabled toilet facilities

        Please be aware that all opening times are subject to change should there be snowfall or icy conditions. The toilets listed below will be opened if it is safe for an operative to do so.

        Our seafront lifts remain closed as a result of the national measures currently in place to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more.

        List of locations of public toilets and opening times

        Our main public toilets and their opening times:

        • Locations may be closed up to 15 minutes prior to closing time to enable thorough cleaning to be completed
        • Abuse to cleaning staff will not be tolerated
        • All opening times are subject to changes should there be snowfall or icy conditions.


        LocationDisabledBaby ChangingWinter opening times 
        Alpha Road Car ParkYesNoClosed until further notice
        Minnis Bay Car Park


        No8am to 5pm



        Location Disabled Baby Changing Winter opening times
        Albion Street Car ParkClosed until further noticeClosed until further noticeClosed until further notice
        Clock Tower (Victoria Parade Promenade)Yes -UNISEXYesClosed until further notice
        Broadstairs HarbourYesYes8am to 4:55pm
        Croft’s Place Car parkYesNo8am to 5.25pm
        Hopeville Avenue Car parkYesNo8am to 3.45pm
        Joss Bay*YesYesClosed for winter
        Stone Bay*AmbulantYesClosed for winter
        Vere Road Car parkYesYesClosed for winter
        Viking Bay (Beach Chalets)NoYesClosed for winter
        Dumpton Gap Beach*AmbulantYesClosed for winter
        Botany BayNoNoClosed for winter

        * Not available during the winter closure


        LocationDisabledBaby ChangingWinter
        opening times 
        Buenos Ayres (Marine Terrace)YesNo8am to 4.30pm
        College Walk Shopping MallYesNoClosed until further notice
        Harold Road Car ParkYesNo8am to 3.40pm
        Harbour ArmYesNoClosed until further notice
        Margate CemeteryClosed until further noticeClosed until further noticeClosed until further notice
        Margate Clock Tower (Sea Front)Closed until further noticeClosed until further noticeClosed until further notice
        Nortddown ParkClosed until further noticeClosed until further noticeClosed until further notice
        St Georges Lawn (Queens Promenade)Closed until further noticeClosed until further noticeClosed until further notice
        The Oval Bandstand (Eastern Esplanade)YesNoClosed until further notice
        The Centre Shopping MallYesNo8am to 6pm
        Westbrook Bathing Pavillion (Royal Esplanade)NoNoClosed for winter





        Baby ChangingWinter
        opening times (from 30 Sept)
        Cavendish Street car parkYesNo8am to 6pm
        East Pier yard
        (next to former casino site)
        YesYes8am to 4:25pm
        King George VI ParkYesYesClosed until further notice
        Ramsgate CemeteryNoNoClosed until further notice
        The Bathing Station (Marina Esplanade)YesYesClosed until further notice
        Screaming AlleyYesNo8am to 3:55pm



        LocationDisabledBaby ChangingWinter
        opening times 
        WestbayYesYes8am to 5:30pm
        St Mildreds BayYes

        No radar key needed during Winter hours

        but not during Winter hours
        Closed until further notice
        Station Road

        (next to train station)

        YesNoClosed until further notice



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