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“Great fun all year round!”
Review of Margate Main Sands

Margate Main Sands
Ranked #2 of 53 things to do in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
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margate kent
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great fun all year round!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Margate Main Sands is generally clean and tidy. Offering all year round fun. Sun, sea and sand for the summer, and sledging down the sand humps in the winter. My kids love it, as do I.

Visited November 2013
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Margate, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Safe for the family”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

A stunning artificially made beach several decades ago. Very well maintained by the Council. You can find almost every thing you might need without leaving. At least to food sources, one take away and a restaurant. Deck chairs and wind breaks for hire. Children's several rides and life savers to keep you save.

Since the new sea defences and steps have been built they have proved very popular. On the harbour Arm you can find Droit House that used to the Customs House, now a Tourist advise centre. Further along there are restaurant's and a real ale bar. All in all a great place for the family.

Visited July 2013
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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