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        Water User Group

        Boat launching facilities, slipways and moorings for sailing boats and other crafts.

        Join the water user group

        For an annual £60 fee to gain access to our designated facilities for safe and problem free launching.

        Thanet boasts a number of beaches where water activities are permitted including fishing, jets skiing, sailing, speed boats and water skiing. Please see the information below for beaches and contact details.

        Launch Sites are regularly inspected to ensure proper use at All times. Please follow the Coastal Codes when visiting our beaches and bays.

        View launch facilities in Thanet

        Sites designated for fishing boats

        Birchington

        • Minnis Bay, Birchington

        Westgate

        • West Bay, Westgate (Western Esplanade)
          Max 14ft, Max 20HP. Hand launching only during summer months June to September
        • West Bay, Westgate (Eastern Esplanade – by kiosk and beach huts)
          No launching during summer months June to September.
        • St Mildred’s Bay, Westgate
          NO launching permitted between the hours of 9am – 6pm during June to September.

        Margate

        • Margate Harbour
          Sail Craft & Fishing Boats. Moorings available
        • Margate rear Harbour
          Sail Craft, Fishing Boats & Speed Boats.

        Cliftonville

        • Foreness Bay, Cliftonville
          Fishing Boats, Speed Boats & Water Skiing.

        Broadstairs

        • Viking Bay, Broadstairs
          Sail Craft, Fishing Boats. Fees apply. Moorings available – Foreshore Office 01843 577274.

        Ramsgate

        • Ramsgate Harbour
          Launching facilities available. Fees apply. Moorings available – Harbour Office 01843 572100.
        • Western Undercliff, Ramsgate
          Sail Craft & Fishing Boats.
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        Sites designated for jet skis

        Birchington

        • Beresford Gap, Birchington
          Jet Ski & Water Skiing.
          Members of the Bereford Water Ski Club ONLY – to join please ring 07974 509807

        Margate

        • Winter Gardens, Margate
          PWC (Jet Ski, Jet Bikes, Wet Bikes ONLY).

        Cliftonville

        • Palm Bay/Sacketts Gap, Cliftonville
          PWC (Jet Ski, Jet Bikes, Wet Bikes ONLY),
          Operated by Jet Ski World. Fees apply – 01843 231703.
          (Café / Showers / Toilets) .

        Ramsgate

        • Eastern Undercliff, Ramsgate
          PWC (Jet Ski, Jet Bikes, Wet Bikes ONLY).
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        Sites designated for sail craft

         Birchington

        • Minnis Bay, Birchington

        Westgate

        • West Bay, Westgate (Western Esplanade)
          Max 14ft, Max 20HP. Hand launching only during summer months June to September
        • West Bay, Westgate (Eastern Esplanade – by kiosk and beach huts)
          No launching during summer months June to September.
        • St Mildred’s Bay, Westgate
          NO launching permitted between the hours of 9am – 6pm during June to September.

        Margate

        • Margate Harbour
          • Moorings available – Harbour Office 01843 572100.
        • Margate rear Harbour

        Ramsgate

        • Ramsgate Harbour
          Launching facilities available. Fees apply. Moorings available – Harbour Office 01843 572100.
        • Western Undercliff, Ramsgate

        Broadstairs

        • Viking Bay, Broadstairs
          Moorings available – Foreshore Office 01843 577274
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        Sites designated for speed boats

        Birchington

        • Beresford Gap, Birchington
          Speed Boats/Jet Skis & Water Skiing. Members of the Bereford Water Ski club ONLY – to join please ring 07974 509807

        Westbrook

        • Westbrook/Barnes Car Park
          Speed Boats & Water Skiing.

        Margate

        • Margate rear Harbour

        Cliftonville

        • Foreness Bay, Cliftonville
          Speed Boats & Water Skiing.

        Ramsgate

        • Ramsgate Harbour
          Launching facilities available. Fees apply. Moorings available – Harbour Office 01843 572100.
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        Sites designated for water skiing

        Birchington

        • Beresford Gap, Birchington
          Members of the Bereford Water Ski club ONLY – to join please ring 07974 509807

        Westbrook

        • Westbrook/Barnes Car Park

        Cliftonville

        • Foreness Bay, Cliftonville
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