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Palm Bay Beach, Margate

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Palm Bay is an area within Cliftonville, a suburb of Margate. It is in South East England and it is in the county of Kent in the United Kingdom. It is in the Thanet Ward of Westgate-on-Sea. The area is predominantly a housing area, but has a large area of recreational land for the general public. Palm or Palmers Bay is one of many bays round the coast of Thanet. Palm Bay lies between Walpole and Botany Bays and is popular as a centre for Jet Skiing, the eastern end of Palm Bay is also known as Forness Bay and is the home to a local water skiing club.The original Palm Bay estate was built in the 1930s as a number of large, wide avenues with detached and semi-detached houses with driveways, garages and gardens. This land was sold by Mr Sidney Simon Van Den Bergh to the Palm Bay Estate Co on 23 June 1924. Such avenues include Gloucester Avenue and Leicester Avenue.The estate covers the eastern part of Cliftonville and was fields when the first was built. It extends east beyond Northumberland Avenue and has been developed in phases. An earlier phase covered the northern ends of Leicester and Gloucester Avenues and the whole of Clarence and Magnolia Avenues; the later phase extending eastwards of Princess Margaret Avenue is a Wimpy style housing estate with small houses largely identical in appearance and of less substantial build quality than the original 1930s estate.This is also the location of the Kent Airshow, first taking place in 2005 and again in 2006. For 2007, 2008 and 2009 the airshow was called the Big Event and featured a funfair as well as the air displays.
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  • sandy beach, lots of seaweed and dog waljers everywhere. But hey its still lovely, especialy when the sun is out.  more »
  • Thanet has beaches beyond belief, the sort you would find in the carabean, minus the heat. But regardless there is something wonderfull about all sand beaches, and this one is a greast example of this...  more »
  • Nice clean beach, a lot of dog walkers and a lot of seaweed, but good for the fresh air sea smell. Good for a swim too when its a bit warmer, the sea come right up to the concrete.  more »
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