The beaches are amazing as are the promenades and bike paths.
Margate is a very friendly community where people are happy to offer directions / recommendations / advice. Everything you need is pretty much within walking distance or 20 min driving. There is a large creative society that are super helpful and engaged
It is a very friendly community where people are happy to offer directions/recommendations/advice. Everything you need is pretty much within walking distance or 20 min driving. There is a large creative community that are super helpful and engaged such as Open School East, Looping the Loop (ask for Lara) and Sink The Pink (Ask for Amy or Luke). There are also many facebook groups such as Margate Creatives, Margate Stuff and Salads and New Thanet Chat where you can join and ask for help and advice.
We also have lots of Micro pub who sell Real Ale and Kentish Ciders in every flavour imaginable. The beaches are amazing as are the promenades and bike paths. MARGATE ROCKS!
CASH IS KING – many places do not accept cards.
The only food available after 9pm is McDonalds, KFC and Fish n Chips/Kebab.
Most shops are closed on Monday’s as is Turner Contemporary.
The best ice-cream in Thanet is from Morelli’s and they have a concession stand in Dreamland. Dreamland has lots of cool and free gigs on in the summer. The seafront has lots of penny arcades and the second high street (Northdown Road) is like London with multi-cultural shops galore. There is a big shopping mall called Westwood Cross 20 min outside Margate with shops such Debenhams, TK Maxx, Topshop, Next and food outlets such as 5 Guys, Café Rouge, Nandos, Frankie & Benny’s etc…
Screamland at Dreamland
Fireworks for bon fire night
Ju Ju music event
Tracey Emin’s Bed at Turner
Do not leave your litter on the beaches
No dogs allowed on the beaches 1 April – 30 September
No life guard on the beach until May.
Homeless people congregate at the Victorian Sea shelter in the winter despite it being open to the bitterly cold sea winds.
Really beautiful Victorian and Georgian houses. Some unkempt but with lots of original features.
Margate is in recovery after years of coastal town decline but is slowly dragging itself up and is now getting repopulated and cleaned up.
If you want to know about the history of Margate, go and see Ian Dickie at Margate Museum. He is the walking encyclopedia on all things Margs.
The sunsets, the beach, the friendliness, the history of the town.
Margate High Street (the top end) is awful and only good for The Works, Post Office, Cutting keys, McDonalds. Best Coffee Cliffs, Best Thai food Pans by Margate Station, All things skating related, check out Skate Pharmacy
The Lower end of the High Street is better with Bouy and Oyster – seafood restaurant – and other smaller indie shops. The unofficial high street is Northdown Road which is like a London high Street sans big brands so you will find The Grain Grocer (Health Food Shop who serves delicious vegan food), Cliffs – coffee shop, record shop, wi-fi central, ping pong, yoga and a hairdressers, Lovely’s – art suppliers, Nasza Biedronka – the best deli and Eastern European shop in Margate, lots of corner shops selling food and products from around the world.
Thanet (Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate) is all about Twitter and it is the number one outlet for what’s happening. Just follow the hashtag #Margate