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Margate Main Sands

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Margate Main Sands

Nice area with lovely soft sand ideal for making sand castles or simply going in the sea for a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Impressive, Especially When We Have Shingle At Home

Later in the afternoon of our day in Margate we strolled along the promenade above Margate Main... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“lovely beach”(40 reviews)
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Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here for the day and wish we didn't bother. The sand looked nice and golden but that was about the best part of it. The whole area we drove/walked around looked very run down and decrepit. The whole of Margate looked like it could...More

Thank fmsam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely clean beach. Soft yellow sand. A great view out to sea. Easy access to the sand. Dog friendly this time of the year. The sea looked very clear and clean.

Thank Yamhar6
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s been a long time since I last visited, and pleased to see the area thriving even on an October weekend. The beach clean, busy with tourists and dog walkers. A lovely sight

Thank Natalie_JJN
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lived by this beach my whole life and its always been well maintained. Beach is regularly litter picked and is always packed on a hot day. Has everything you need for a beach. Rocks to the left of the beach, little and large bathing pool,...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If Turner liked Margate it was the beauty of the view across the bay. Beautiful sands a pleasure to sit on or just to look at everybody else enjoying the surroundings. I just wish people would take one their I repeat their rubbish. Who do...More

Thank Itsmemaxina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Margate sands ( at low tide) is always a pleasure - safe toddling space and big “puddles” to splash in!

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice area with lovely soft sand ideal for making sand castles or simply going in the sea for a paddle. There's a small selection of kiddies rides and a bouncy Castle, takeaway and cafe right on the beach.

Thank ThomasClancy
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

A beautiful beach ruined with the stench of foul rotting seaweed on the waters edge and around the harbour arm providing a noxious backdrop to the seafront . The other disappointing feature is the filthy nature of the pavement running along the seafront promenade and...More

Thank polsapart
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Later in the afternoon of our day in Margate we strolled along the promenade above Margate Main Sands. By then, the weather had closed in although still dry and the last of the day visitors were in the progress of leaving. Then a shaft of...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Visited Margate twice in the last year Both times the place was filthy, run down and severely neglected by the local council. The beach stinks of rotten eggs ( apparently a build up of seaweed and sewage) Pavements are disgustingly filthy and are all in...More

Thank Mathmos76
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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 Clark H | 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!