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The local's guide to planning your trip
Margate is a seaside town in the South East of England
Located in Kent & 1hr 30 from London
Whether planning a day trip to Margate, weekend in Margate, a hen do, stag do, planning a Margate wedding, visiting from abroad or taking a British staycation by the sea
Our job is to help you plan your visit & we have collated all of our favourite things to do!
Get your bearings with this aerial view map captured by drone which also has a great directory of local bar, shops & restaurants
Keep up to date with new openings & news by reading
Margate's very own quarterly local newspaper
Plan your Visit
An up to date (2023) list of all of our favourite things to do
Click on the photos below to explore
Long stretches of sand with 7 Blue Flags, explore Margate, Broadstairs & Ramsgate
Margate SUP & Surf
Margate Sup and Surf offer lessons, group sessions, club paddles and guided rentals in Margate
Margate Leisure Centre
Recently opened, this supercool bar has it's own pizza restaurant, events space "Klak" Boule bar & the pièce de résistance Black Axe Throwing
The Shell Grotto
There are more questions than answers... Discovered by chance in 1835, the subterranean Shell Grotto’s curving chalk walls are studded with 4.6 million shells.
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The Crab Museum
Explore alone or join an organised
"Margate Walking Tour"
From inside adventure golf at Lost Island which is open year round, to mini golf with a sea view by the beach in Westbrook
Known for it's seaside nostalgic rides but slowly becoming a Nationally respected music venue & host to the "Summer Series" stellar line up
The Caves have been welcoming visitors since 1863. Originally dug as a chalk mine in the 18th century it went largely forgotten for over 100 years before being rediscovered and restored for personal recreation and then, eventually, as a tourist attraction
Stand out venues are Camp, Margate Art's Club & Sundowners, follow Pride for up to date events & news
The Harbour Arm
Explore alone, rent bikes from "The Old Kent Market"
or join Col's Kent Bike Tour along the seafront
The OG and the best
It has to be Bugsys!
The Turner Gallery
A place for artistic exploration and discovery since 2011. Visitors can enjoy the latest art exhibition, take part in tours or activities, or simply sit and relax in the café while enjoying views of the harbour.
The Old Kent Market
Once a cinema; this beautiful old building has now been refurbished into a market creating a new community hub celebrating their passion for food, drink & culture
Carl Friedman Gallery
Health & Beauty
Tom Thumb Theatre
Family run arts hub by the sea in the heart of Cliftonville, Margate. Originally built as a coach house in Victorian times, the building was transformed into one of the smallest theatres in the world in 1984.
Book your Experience
Whether you a prefer a step by step itinerary or a more relaxed approach, we've got you covered & have taken the stress out of planning your time in town by listing some exciting local offers and current experiences below
Margate has so much to offer for all different ages or types of groups
Select your reason for visiting below for a complete list of great activities to enjoy during your stay