The Guide To Margate Main Sands

The Guide To Margate Main Sands


Brief Description

The town of Margate is located on the sea-front in the county of Kent, and is roughly 60 miles to the south-east of London. There are plenty of attractions for visitors to Margate including the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Dreamland Amusement Park and Margate Main Sands beach. The town has quickly developed into one of the most popular UK holiday destinations in recent years, attracting visitors from across England by offering some unique features to its visitors.

Upon opening of the railway, Margate became a holiday destination for day-trippers arriving from London to enjoy the fresh sea air and bathing from the shore. The coming of the railways coincided with the availability of affordable cheap travel from London more than 100 miles away on an all year round basis. The proximity of Margate to London coupled with superior travel links across Kent allowed day-trippers easily to access a more exotic sea side experience.


In addition to snacks, tea/coffee and sandwiches, there is an impressive number of restaurants within walking distance: The Round Cafe next to the Clocktower; Woodland Cafe a couple of minutes walk up the High St (open all day); and the Bull Inn 200m further up (open all day). The Paxton Arms is a nice pub down the hill from the main sands, with a great selection of real ales. Inside you will find tables and seating as well as bar food.

They also serve food in large quantities if you're looking to do a big lunch. Blythe House Inn is located in the centre of town – just 100 yards from the beach. We offer B&B and self-catering apartments downstairs – there are also two annexes around the corner. Flat 2 has its own patio garden. Food and drink is available from a number of outlets both local to the sands and within Blakeney as a whole.

Most of these will deliver to you on site. Food options in the area are numerous and relatively inexpensive. Most are within a 5 minute walk of the venue allowing you to wander after session. The Botany Bay Hotel and kiosk are very much established in the village. Other facilities in the town include a community hall, bowling green and fish and chip shop. "I just say Margate's the best place I could imagine to play, for me," said Jake Bugg at his acoustic gig.


There are public toilets next to the Round Caf��, near our monument. The facilities nearest the Nayland Rock Shelter are open all year. The toilet facilities are in a building with disabled access and two seats for the disabled. They are cleaned regularly by volunteers from local community groups. Toilets, facilities and Nayland Rock Shelter are in the area above the beach between two sets of cliffs with good views from both. The nearest toilets are located at the end of Nayland Rock Road, in front of the carpark.