Minnis Bay is a popular beach in the summer, with its gently shelving sandy beach it is safe for swimming and boating.
In addition to the Windsurfing Club, there is also an active sailing club, and a sea angling club. Jet skis and water skis are not permitted in the bay, so it is very safe for the children.
The beach also has a blue flag award.
There are toilets in the car park, (plus, summer only, at the far eastern end of the bay), and a life guard is on duty during the summer months.
'The Minnis' bar/restaurant is open all year, and just next to our club hut is the 'Windshack' cafe.
Other local shops are available for food/other items, plus plenty more to choose from in Birchington village.
We are located on the North Kent coast, about 4 miles from Margate.
Use the Google map, or for those with sat-navs, enter postcode CT7 9QP and that will get you direct to the Bay's car parking area.
There is plenty of parking in the car park, which is free during the months October to April, but a small charge is made during the summer months. If you can't afford the small charge, then parking is currently free all along the sea front.
Adjacent to the car park is a nice grassy area to rig up, plus toilets. From here you get a good view all across the Bay.
Look for the windsock and you will find us!
Launch in front of the windsock, not near the slipway.
Tides at Minnis Bay can be quite strong at times, especially during spring tides. Watch out for outgoing tides with a South-Westerly wind as you may end up with a 'walk of shame' if you are not planing.
If the tide is coming in, then water flows from the right looking out to sea, and flows towards the right when outgoing.
A neap spring tide will go as low as the end of the groyne, however, a low spring tide can go a LONG way out!
Our tide table can be downloaded here and is based on the Port of London Authority predictions for the year ahead.
At low water, if the wind is in the right direction, it is possible to sail over a mile out to the nearby sand bar!