Margate is a seaside town on Kent's North Foreland a chalk headland on the North Sea Kent coast. Margate has been a leading seaside resort in the UK in part due to it's close proximity to London.

Margate's Old Town has a charming selection of places to eat, galleries, independent shops and cafes. These combined with a traditional seaside town give the town a must visit appeal. Other interesting items include the Harbour Arm, home to gallery and stylish spots to eat and drink and you also have the Dreamland theme park.

Each year in late September Margate has it's annual jazz festival that attracts many top artists.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 8 beaches around Margate, 46 beaches in Kent, or have a look at our list of Kent dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:

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    Westgate Bay Beach

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    The Mechanical Elephant Pub

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    Walpole Bay Beach

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    Minnis Bay Beach

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    Westbrook Bay Beach

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    St Mildreds Bay Beach

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    Margate Bay Beach

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    Drapers Windmill

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    Grenham Bay Beach

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    Epple Bay Beach

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    Quex House and Gardens

Some more locations in Kent