Margate Fulsam Rock


Margate Fulsam Rock
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Situated to the east of the harbour, the beach has limited use as it is completely covered by the tide. There are restaurants and cafes in the town.


A couple of art galleries line the seafront, including the The Turner Contemporary Art Gallery and the Imperial Art Gallery. The Margate Museum looks out over the harbour where there is the Margate Visitor Information Centre.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the seaside town of Margate, where you might stumble across the Shell Grotto - this extraordinary network of passages is decorated with 4.6 million shells. Discovered in 1835 and with no history revealed to date, it is a complete mystery - Visit Kent have more information.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Good

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Margate Fulsam Rock

Food Food



Parking off Fort Lower Promenade.

Dog restrictions


Beach cleaning

Beach is cleaned regularly.