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Margate Main Sands

Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
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sadly disappointed.

Whilst the beach has nice soft sand, there is also a lot of smelly seaweed the length of the beach... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John W
bristol, United Kingdom
Lovely beach

The beach itself is clean with lifeguards patrolling a safe area for swimming. There is also an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann H
York, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lovely beach” (28 reviews)
Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Whilst the beach has nice soft sand, there is also a lot of smelly seaweed the length of the beach. This is not cleaned up daily, as often happens at other resorts.

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach itself is clean with lifeguards patrolling a safe area for swimming. There is also an area enclosed for children to play in which is safe. It is such a shame that the other areas of Margate are not so great.

1  Thank Ann H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a positive, the beach is nice and there is a good little area in the sea which is enclosed which is safe for children. The bad side. Drunk women having a slanging match in front of everyone (Cover the kid's ears), broken glass in...More

Thank CoventryJools
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short walk from the train station, close to Margate Old Town cafes and not too far from a Morrison's supermarket. The beach itself is clean and during the summer months you can rent deckchairs, umbrellas and sunbeds. Pack a picnic and some sunscreen for...More

Thank Dryade G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Margate beach is beautiful, it goes on for miles. Safe play for the children. The council have done a great job in tidying and keeping it then. The public toilets however could be better. :)

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great beach, lot's of soft clean golden sand. Nice sea water swimming pool to one side and rock pools for discovering. There are paid for attractions like bouncy castles and trampolines but we didn't sit near them so our youngest didn't pester....More

Thank Bradley m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited. Found a lovely clean beach and a great art gallery. However the big let down is Thanet Council. They charge extortion for parking and that ruins the trip and stops me spending my money elsewhere in the town. The old tower block looks awful...More

Thank Ian311985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic sandy beach (and literally just across the road from the main train station, so perfect for a day trip). We visited over the May Bank Holiday so the beach was incredibly busy. Margate's other 'iconic' attraction, Dreamland, also looks over the beach. Deckchair...More

Thank neilhassall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Margate bench for the first time in 25 years. I was about 10 years old the last time I was there and could remember the beach being dirty with loads of rubbish. I was pleasantly surprised to find it the beach very clean...More

Thank Titus80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't realise until I arrived that Margate has such a fantastic beach. No wonder a resort grew up here. Dog free in the summer which is a plus.

Thank Steve C
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Suzie D
I want to know can we go by coach
17 June 2017|
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Response from mutmay | Reviewed this property |
yes you can, Google national express and put your postcode in of where you want to be picked up and you can see the trips they offer from there.
What food places are close by?
26 August 2016|
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Response from Pinkdimond | Reviewed this property |
Fish & chips, burgers etc are all available adjacent to the beach, or five minutes walk to the high street and you have several restaurants Yama's the Thai is really great, Mullins and the Ambrette are worth a visit if you... More
Hi Elaine Can you tell me how much the sun loungers were to hire? we are thinking of going there tomorrow for a day trip. Also what is the beach bar like for food? Do you know if its any good? Thanks so much, Carol x
7 August 2016|
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Response from princesslee2014 | Reviewed this property |
The sunloungers are £4 to hire and the deckchairs are £2