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Margate Main Sands

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Clean beach for a lovely winter walk

We enjoyed a short walk over the beach from the Turner Gallery to beyond the beach set boating pond... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Fab clean beech

Often come to visit the great sands of Margate. It get extremely busy in the summer months but is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a short walk over the beach from the Turner Gallery to beyond the beach set boating pond - just over a mile each way - at low tide so we were able to walk over the sand and search for shells too. Clean...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank plumcox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Margate with my young family in the school holidays in December. We love British seaside towns and the kids were excited. But Margate had an apocalyptic feel to it - grey, dirty and litter strewn, deserted save for drunks and dive bombing seagulls,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FamilyGuy0001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Often come to visit the great sands of Margate. It get extremely busy in the summer months but is kept very clean . The high street is just up the road so many shops around instead of using the overpriced beech huts. A beautiful place

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank memyselfandi84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely sandy beach even when the tide is right in. A good place to swim at high tide with the added bonus of lifeguards being present. There are public toilets at each end of the beach and plenty of places to buy food, ice cream...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BladeRunner1965
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive though very cold at this time of the year: it was very windy and freezing, but the panorama - really excellent.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank C-and-See
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my beach so I swim here all summer. I wish the day trippers did not leave such a disgusting mess when they go. Winter is great because the locals spend time picking up any plastic that the sea brings in so the sands...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KiwiLegend999
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

The sand on Margate beach is a great place to walk on a winter's day and is even better if you have dogs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SteMar247
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

I love margate and agree dogs should not be allowed all year But it was lovely to walk Chilli along the beach again she is in her 20th year and loves the sands

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jimaharding
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Large sandy beach close to the harbour and overlooked by the Tate Modern Art Gallery. You can walk easily to the beach from the train station as it is in front of you as you exit the station. Dreamland the amusement park is nearby and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 09SueP
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Its a great walk in “off peak” months. Beach is beautiful and sunset is always stunning. Packed with people on a hot summer days (as everywhere). Dreamland across the road. Plenty of activities for kids :) margate is definitely changing, and “locals” are more young...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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19 July 2018|
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Response from Steve L | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember, there are announcements over the loudspeaker system saying dogs are not allowed on the beach during the summer months
18 July 2018|
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Response from hourman101 | Reviewed this property |
No, Afraid not!
11 June 2018|
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Response from Mark J | Reviewed this property |
You will find everything you need 7 days a week throughout summer, during the week is the perfect time to visit!