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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

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Beaches

Long stretches of sand with 7 Blue Flags, explore Margate, Broadstairs & Ramsgate

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Margate SUP & Surf

Margate Sup and Surf offer lessons, group sessions, club paddles and guided rentals in Margate

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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

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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 Arcades

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The Crab Museum

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Coffee/Brunch

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Escape Rooms

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Accommodation

Walking on a beach

Walking

Explore alone or join an organised

"Margate Walking Tour" 

Golf Clubs

Mini Golf

From inside adventure golf at Lost Island which is open year round, to mini golf with a sea view by the beach in Westbrook

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Dreamland

Known for it's seaside nostalgic rides but slowly becoming a Nationally respected music venue & host to the "Summer Series" stellar line up

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Margate Caves

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

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LGBTQIA+

Stand out venues are Camp, Margate Art's Club & Sundowners, follow Pride for up to date events & news

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The Harbour Arm

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Restaurants

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Shopping

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Exercise Groups

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Cycling

Explore alone, rent bikes from "The Old Kent Market"

or join Col's Kent Bike Tour along the seafront

Bowling Pins

Bowling

The OG and the best

It has to be Bugsys!

Since 1964

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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. 

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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

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Art Galleries

Turner Contemporary 

Carl Friedman Gallery

& more!

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The Sundeck

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Bars

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Health & Beauty

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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 Experiences

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

Key Events & Dates
2024

Book now

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