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Margate Main Sands

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Impressive, Especially When We Have Shingle At Home

Later in the afternoon of our day in Margate we strolled along the promenade above Margate Main... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Busy but quaint

Margate beach is quite nice - lots going on, and easy access to lots of fish and chips, ice creams... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David P
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  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“boating pool”(10 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful beach ruined with the stench of foul rotting seaweed on the waters edge and around the harbour arm providing a noxious backdrop to the seafront . The other disappointing feature is the filthy nature of the pavement running along the seafront promenade and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Later in the afternoon of our day in Margate we strolled along the promenade above Margate Main Sands. By then, the weather had closed in although still dry and the last of the day visitors were in the progress of leaving. Then a shaft of...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time holiday in Kent and south east england. We were staying in Whitstable and decided to drive down the coast and visit different seaside towns Margate was like a closed down dirty Victorian place with no people in it and boarded up everything Drove...More

1  Thank Donna L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Margate twice in the last year Both times the place was filthy, run down and severely neglected by the local council. The beach stinks of rotten eggs ( apparently a build up of seaweed and sewage) Pavements are disgustingly filthy and are all in...More

Thank Mathmos76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Margate for 1 night and went along the front.The beach is very beautiful and the lifeguards do a great job some of the beach rides are lovely too and not too expensive.

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sand on the beach had just been filtered and put back level, so nicely done it was a pity to walk on it. There was a lot of work being done with the sand further up and it was fenced off.

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This really is a lovely beach, the sands are groomed every day, there are good facilities, nice and shallow water for the kids. Please take your rubbish with you, there are so many bins along the promenade. People who leave their nappies, bottles, and general...More

1  Thank sonjacs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Margate beach is quite nice - lots going on, and easy access to lots of fish and chips, ice creams etc. A classic sandy British seaside.

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

60% good 40% fair wont say bad but better than southend on sea as we was expecting southend to be better but after visiting margate watching few tv ads. I actually liked it excellent for oap where they retire further along at whistable i think...More

Thank Honestybstpolicy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be the perfect beach. The local Council swept and cleaned it with a tractor and fine rake early in the morning, and we watched from the bedroom window of our hotel as the sun moved slowly across warming the golden sand. Seaweed...More

2  Thank Explorer382462
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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
18 July 2018|
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Response from Clark H | 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!