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   (1.0 miles from the centre of Margate)
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    £30
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    Award-winning Edwardian guest house in Margate, modernised to a high standard with free WiFi, garden and 5 rooms. Locally sourced breakfasts. Short walk from beach and town.
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    Rating from 151 reviews
  • Margate   (0.2 miles from the centre of Margate)
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    £80
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    5 Star Gold boutique B&B in Margate's Old Town, a 5 minute stroll from the beach. Grade II Listed Georgian town house with stunning period features and 3 expansive luxury rooms.
     
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  • Margate   (0.7 miles from the centre of Margate)
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    £45
    per double room per night B&B (2 sharing
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 95 reviews
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    Margate guest house with free parking, sea views and free taxi booking/ airport transfer services. Various room types including family rooms. Licensed bar and evening meals.
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    Rating from 95 reviews