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Margate Main Sands

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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 7 January 2019
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 January 2019
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Margate beach has to be one of the best beaches arounder. Totally all sand,no pebbles.The golden sands are cleaned everyday and smoothed out ready for the day ahead.Plenty of places for food and ice creams.Life guards present all through the season.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fluffyabbiehighbury
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow Margate is now such an enjoyable place. Soft sandy beaches, warm clean sea, deckchairs, refreshments. Plenty to do , lifeguards. . Can wait till next year.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DamienCooke
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

A very clean sandy beach with parking available on harbour arm. Harbour arm protects from rough seas.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PHE22
Reviewed 7 January 2019

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 3 January 2019 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 January 2019 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 19 December 2018

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 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018

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
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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
17 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!