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Destination guide

Experience Margate in holiday lettings

Seaside fun and adventure await you in the coastal town of Margate. Travellers from all over the U.K. have been spending holidays in Margate for centuries, thanks to the numerous attractions available in this community. Even if you never go near the water, there’s still plenty to enjoy here. Find out for yourself by booking holiday lettings that will let you enjoy everything Margate has to offer.

History

Historical sites near your Margate holiday rental

Like most towns in the U.K., Margate has a history that stretches back to medieval times, so there are bound to be numerous historical sites near your holiday rental. One of the most notable and mysterious is the Shell Grotto. In an underground cave network in town, this location features a sprawling mosaic made from seashells all across the cave walls. It was first discovered in the 19th century, and to this day no one knows who made it. You may also want to visit the Margate Tudor House. As the name might suggest, it dates back to the Tudor period and was built in 1525. By taking a tour of the interior, you can catch a glimpse of what life was like for people back then. Additionally, you can see Mrs Booth, the Shell Lady of Margate, a statue that depicts a woman wearing a dress made of seashells with intricately detailed designs.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Margate

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Margate a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dreamland (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Royal St George's Golf Club (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Strokes Adventure Golf (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Westgate and Birchington Golf Club (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • St. Augustine's Golf Club (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Stonelees Golf Centre (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Margate

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Margate

Margate is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Margate is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Margate Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Margate Main Sands (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Westbrook Bay (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • St Mildred's Bay (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Botany Bay (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • West Bay Beach (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
Beaches

Enjoy beaches near Margate holiday cottages

As a coastal town, Margate presents no problem in finding holiday cottages near the town’s numerous beaches. The primary beach is called Margate Main Sands and is perfect for the whole family. When you’re here, you can swim in the water, sunbathe on the shore and even take a horseback ride through the sand. You may also want to visit Westbrook Bay, a dog-friendly beach with a colourful array of huts on the shore. Additionally, you can visit Palm Bay Beach for golden sands, calm waters and a cafe right on the beach for your convenience.

How to get there

Transport to and around Margate

The nearest airport is in Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.), located 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to London (SEN-Southend), which is 32.2 mi (51.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Margate Station.

How to get around

Transport to and around Margate holiday homes

The closest major airport to Margate is in London, some 76 miles away, so flying in may not be the most efficient way to travel. Fortunately, there are other options available that can get you to Margate from virtually all over the U.K. Driving a car is the easiest, but there is a bus service that traverses the entirety of Thanet. The Margate railway station connects directly to surrounding major communities as well as London. Once you’re in Margate, getting around is easy. Most attractions are so close together that you can walk. Of course, local bus service is available as well.

How many holiday rentals are available around Margate?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 484 holiday lettings around Margate. From 170 houses to 129 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Margate?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Margate. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Botany Bay: 912 holiday lettings
  • Margate Main Sands: 918 holiday lettings
  • Margate Beach: 942 holiday lettings
  • Winter Gardens: 920 holiday lettings
  • Westbrook Bay: 949 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Margate listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Margate?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 170 Houses in Margate. Our other popular types of Margate holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 129 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 155 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 155 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Margate?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in Margate. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.