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“Complimenting the Turner”

Margate Harbour Arm
Ranked #10 of 53 things to do in Margate
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Complimenting the Turner”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

The views, galleries, eating places, friendly artists etc. A place to
just hang out in the sun and admire the views

Visited August 2012
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London
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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“A favourite Margate spot”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

I spent a lot of time on the Harbour Arm at Margate during a week's stay. On the face of it, it seems there isn't much to it - just a few units comprising a gallery, a small cafe, a cafe/restaurant and a bar. But the area is used well and has a distinctive character and charm. It faces in towards the main beach and the frankly ragged-looking shop fronts (and ugly tower block) along the harbour road, although this view is nice at night. There is a raised path running along the back of the arm, facing the sea and providing great views.

We especially enjoyed the BeBeached cafe/restaurant and the Lighthouse Bar, a good spot to relax and kill some time, perhaps nibbling a few of the decent tapas served there. Or if you prefer, walk back towards the Turner and the main road where you'll find a seafood van with all kinds of goodies to munch on. With all that and the beach, plus the museum/shop and the Lifeboat shop either side of the Turner, you could spend entire days in this one small area even before contemplating the Old Town.

Visited September 2011
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Kingsgate, null, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Nice All Year Round”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Even in the cold bleak winter its worth a walk along the harbour arm and enjoy a drink at the Light House Bar. It is even nice when the wind is howling and the rain is pouring down to sit in the bar with the log burner keeping you warm and the owner Simon entertaining with his guitar. Also summer is great there with outside seating and a spectacular view of Margate especially at night with the seafront lights.

Visited August 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
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“Lovely views”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Lovely views, a couple of cafes and artists studios-watch out for cars parking up!I prefer it when they have all of the parasols out!

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Lovely place to walk!!”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Enjoyed walking while sunsets! It was a beautiful view at sunset.

Visited June 2012
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