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Margate Main Sands

  • Margate
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches, Parks and Playgrounds, Theme Parks and Funfairs

Attraction Information

Margate Main Sands, the original seaside destination, home to Turner Contemporary has a popular wide sandy bay. This timeless beach with tidal pool, children's rides and amusement arcades caters for families who want traditional seaside fun and entertainment. Even if the tide is in there is still plenty of beach to make sand castles and there is seasonal lifeguard cover generally May through September.
Immediate vicinity amenities include accessible toilets, shops and cafes plus plenty of restaurants, bars and seafood stalls are just a short walk away in the Old Town.

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Opening hours

Year round access. Lifeguard cover May through September. Dog ban in place from 1st May until 30th September, dogs not permitted any time.


No admission fees. Parking may charge.

Travel & Contact Information


Marine Terrace, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XJ, England

Phone number

01843 577577



Click here to visit Margate Main Sands' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Margate Main Sands has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

Disabled access public toilets provided beachside by the council.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Margate Main Sands has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

For sit downs you've got the Great British Pizza Company on the Main Sands and The Lighthouse Bar in Margate Harbour; traditional Fish N Chips takeaway at Peter's FIsh Factory on the Parade. Best reported ice cream is to be had at Melt Gelato Parlour on Marine Drive.

No, Margate Main Sands is not wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Margate Main Sands have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Margate Main Sands has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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