We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Margate Main Sands

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 351 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 166
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
golden sands

Still the best looking beach in Thanet. with it's soft golden sands and wide bay. Clean and safe for a family day out at the seaside. plenty of parking and public transport links... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
pauline m
,
Margate, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

351 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 345: English reviews
Gillingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Now me my partner and daughter spent the day in dreamland didnt come to the beach until later in the afternoon but it's a love family beach lots to do on the beach definatly a nice day for a pic nic theirs bouncy castles a few rides wooden swings nice place just to chill out for a family day out

Helpful?
1 Thank Claire G
London
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely beach - sandy, mostly not windy. The tide goes out a long way and the sea is shallow. It is guarded by beach guards from the RNLI. There's a decent cafe, ice creams. Also a great little playground for very little children - buy tokens - run by lovely staff. You can hire sunbeds, sunshades and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sbm2161
Dalton on Tees
Level Contributor
79 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Along with many other happy holiday makers i spent a very enjoyable day out in Margate, taking in the wonders of the seafront and its myriad attractions, strolling along the sands and breathing in fresh sea air! I walked further along towards the Lido - this area is rather rundown and in need of some TLC to restore it to... More 

Helpful?
Thank GwynethG306
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very clean sandy beach well controlled with life guards. A good sea water pool for little ones and safer than the sea.

Helpful?
Thank John N
Margate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Still the best looking beach in Thanet. with it's soft golden sands and wide bay. Clean and safe for a family day out at the seaside. plenty of parking and public transport links close by. Negative- the town and surrounding buildings are rundown.

Helpful?
Thank pauline m
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely soft sandy beach Felt really safe life guards around Toilette and plenty of other facilities Nicest beach we've seen in a while No dogs allowed very family friendly We will defiantly go again.

Helpful?
Thank Sharon K
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just had the most brilliant day out in Margate! It was lovely. The sun was shining and the beach was glorious. The lifeguards were so lovely with my little boy we felt very assured that the sea was being well supervised. The beach was very clean (also very full) really lovely day out. Lots to do and see... More 

Helpful?
Thank shawbowles
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My local beach. Is lovely to look at and is very good if you have young children has lovely sands and very nice for a dip if the weather is hot. Has some rides to keep the children entertained. Or if you don't have children is nice to watch the sunset on and have a bbq in the eve.

Helpful?
Thank Chloe H
Margate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Margate beach really has it all, if your holidaying in the UK or day tripping this has to be one of the best blue flag beaches. Fabulous sand cleaned every day, plenty of room a few little rides but nothing to expensive and shallow water for little ones. There is also an old tide filling pool, for boating on or... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pinkdimond
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
122 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a family day trip & the kids loved it, I guess it helped with the nice weather too. You can hire deck chairs at £2.50 each along with windshields & sun-beds (for a little more). The sand was lovely, a very big stretch of beach, beach volleyball, a couple of rides & there was kite flying too. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank LouBellz

Travelers who viewed Margate Main Sands also viewed

Margate, Isle of Thanet
Margate, Isle of Thanet
 
Margate, Isle of Thanet
Margate, Isle of Thanet
 

Been to Margate Main Sands? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Margate Main Sands and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Margate Main Sands staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?