Margate's Golden Sands

Margate's Golden Sands

A long-standing English seaside resort now with new waterfront Turner Contemporary Gallery and in progress vintage Dreamland amusement park, Margate offers a classic Kent seaside holiday with a real edge, also featuring vast award-winning Main Sands golden sandy beach flanked by a charming seafront promenade and some beautiful heritage hotels.  Take a tour of Margate's stunning old town with its choice of colourful late 17th Century buildings and take in a seaside show at vintage theatres like the Margate Winter Gardens.

Alfresco Cafes in Margate Old Town

Alfresco Cafes in Margate Old Town

Favourite family seaside attractions are all here in Margate with rides, deck chair hire and water sports all available on Margate's three award-winning beaches, and boat trips, sailing and water sports popular on nearby Minnis Bay. Nearby Westcliff-on-Sea, Margate's quieter heritage seaside neighbour also has an award-winning beach.  JMW Turner loved the Margate area of the Thanet Coast famed for its spectacular sunsets which he captured and painted. Head to the Turner Contemporary Gallery where you'll usually find a selection of Turner's work on show, including his famous scenes of Margate sunsets.

Where to Stay

Choose from a selection of beautiful heritage Margate hotels and seaside guest houses, with a huge choice of premier guest house accommodation in Westcliff also available. Seaside holiday flats and cottages on the outskirts of Margate are also available. Browse and book Margate hotels and accommodation online now.

Accommodation in Margate

  • Margate   (0.5 miles from the centre of Margate)
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    £320
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    Charming family apartment on the sea front in Margate. Well presented with facilities including free parking and Wi-Fi. Pets welcome. Close to the beach. Sleeps 4.
     
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  • Broadstairs   (3.0 miles from the centre of Margate)
    Sleeps 4
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    £708
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
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    Beautiful coastal cottage at North Foreland Lighthouse only 3 minutes' walk from the beach. Open plan with shared 1 acre garden and patio. Family facilities and pub nearby.
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  • Broadstairs   (3.0 miles from the centre of Margate)
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    £708
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
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    Fabulous family friendly coastal cottage at North Foreland Lighthouse near Broadstairs. Shared 1 acre lawned garden and luxury open plan living space. Beach and pub nearby.
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