Walk: 0.6m (0.9km). Short. Steps. Follow blue signs for cycle
route Birchington-Westgate, Westgate-Margate.
Keeper: Sarah Light & Luke Spinks (Ethelbert Street)
Go to Westgate Bay, by The Swan and start at the ice cream kiosk. Walk
along the prom, which in the summer will be full of people and in the
winter will be an empty space.
Carry on walking until you get to the café, go up the stairs
on the right. At the top of the stairs will be a green. Walk along this
until you get to the Westgate pavillion and theatre. There should be
a set of stairs going down by the cliffs. When you get to the bottom
of these turn left and walk along the prom until you get to a newly
built wall in the cliffs.
On the end of the wall should be the letterbox.
Carry on walking round the prom past the café and you should
end up at the ice cream kiosk again. It’s a figure of eight. Walk
past the small shop smelling of ice cream. Walk along the prom seeing
families in their beach huts on the right.
Children running to West Bay Café clenching their money as tight
as they can. Stomping up the steps to the green and running to the top
of the hidden steps near the hut jumping down them. The area of the
steps is like walking down the middle of the Grand Canyon.
You then turn left and take a heart beating walk to the letterbox, hanging
on the railings of a protecting wall. You can then take a stroll heading
back to the café and climbing the steps one more time and now
walk along the green and see children playing cricket, tennis, football
and other fun things. And end up at the sweet smelling ice cream shop.
When you are here you can have one.