: Manston (limited flights) or Gatwick
: Ramsgate or Dover
: Margate Station
: A299/M2 to London
: Many bars in Old Town Margate
: Birchington or North Foreland
: Many restaurants in Old Town Margate
Margate is a fantastic base for a holiday in Kent - recently voted amongst the best 10 global vacation destinations by the Rough Guide! Not only does it have wonderful and quiet sandy beaches (some of the cleanest in the UK) and great swimming - but there are some really interesting places to visit during your stay. Top of the list must be the Turner Gallery where there is always a stimulating show on - absolutely free! Over the last few years the picturesque Old Town has been transformed into a retro shoppers paradise with many quirky shops, bars and cafes. Yesterdays can be explored in the Museum or take a trip to the mysterious Shell Grotto and try and figure out it's secret. Margate has lovely beach walks, one of the best fish and chip shops in the UK and a historic jetty to watch the Turner sunsets from! Margate's neighbouring seaside towns, Broadstairs and Ramsgate are both worth a trip and the beautiful cathedral town of Canterbury is a short hop away. If that isn't enough Sandwich, Whitstable and Faversham will all reward a visit and are easily reached by bus or train.