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Margate Main Sands


This timeless beach with children's rides and amusement arcades caters for families. Even if the tide is in there is still plenty of beach to make sand castles.

A variety of restaurants, bars and seafood stalls are just a short walk away

  • Blue Flag Award 2022 
  • Seasonal Toilets
  • Seasonal Lifeguards: Daily 28 May – 4 September 10am-6pm
  • Beach shop
  • Deck chair and lounger hire - Deckchair for day £3, Lounger £4, Windbreak/Umbrella £4
  • Bay information
  • First aid point
  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Disabled Toilets (Station end of beach) 
  • Parking

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

Be Beach Safe. This means checking the weather and the tides, keeping an eye on your family, and not using inflatables. 

In an emergency, call 999 for the Coastguard. 

Please remember, if you are visiting our beaches and bays, 'Respect, Protect and Enjoy' and leave only your footprints. 

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Marine Terrace



Gift shop
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop