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“Nice and sandy but some dodgy characters”
Review of Margate Main Sands

Margate Main Sands
Ranked #2 of 53 things to do in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice and sandy but some dodgy characters”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Me and my girlfriend have just returned from a long weekend in Margate. The beach is sandy and generally clean. We had a lovely long walk in the evening along the seafront. Sadly the area seems to be a hangout for gangs of local youngsters which can be quite intimidating.

Visited September 2013
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Margate, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“great sunsets and a sandy beach”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

great place for all ages, lovely sandy beach where it is safe to swim. lifeguard station on the beach. Many events throughout the year - quad bike racing championships, beach volleyball championships, Soul weekend, Carnival weekend. great to walk along the beach at sunset

Visited August 2013
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Golden Sands - Dingy surroundings”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

The beach at Margate is great - wonderful golden sands, plenty for the kids to do, deck chairs, loungers, refreshments all available. Unfortunately the town itself is tired, run down and shabby. As for the public toilets, they were disgusting. Mind you, this seems to be the same everywhere.

Dogs are banned from the main beach but they are allowed further down so we set up camp and spent a lovely day away from the noise and crowds. The kids spent hours exploring the rock pools hunting for crabs and the dog happily paddled on the pools and digging. All in all a good day but the town really does need to smarten up to match the wonderful beaches.

Visited August 2013
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Old fashioned seaside with lots of fun.”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Despite the grey weather we had a lovely time. There was lots to do on the beach for children. However we spent our time watching the volleyball championships.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“a lot of flies.Nothing much there.Wind turbines unattractive.”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

the natural swimming pool looked good.
Margate looked very unattractive and run down.
We liked Broadstairs nearby and the new shopping centre at Wesrgate

Visited August 2013
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