Margate Main Sands

Margate, the original seaside destination, home to Turner Contemporary has a popular wide sandy bay.

This timeless beach with tidal pool, children's rides and amusement arcades caters for families who want traditional seaside fun and entertainment. Even if the tide is in there is still plenty of beach to make sand castles. Plenty of restaurants, bars and seafood stalls are just a short walk away in the Old Town. With JMW Turner stating that Margate has "the loveliest skies in all of Europe" there is nothing better than watching the colours reflect over the bay of an evening.

  • Beach shop
  • Deck chair and lounger hire - £2 with 50p deposit for deckchair and £4 with £1 deposit for sunlounger
  • Toilets
  • Seasonal lifeguards
  • Bay information
  • First aid point
  • Boardwalk
  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Beach wheelchairs available, further information can be found out by contacting 07432 648275

Dog ban in place from 1st May until 30th September, dogs not permitted any time.

Seaside Award 2016

Accessibility Statement


  • Gift shop
  • Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop