Main Sands is a wide, golden sandy beach that has a promenade along its length, that is opposite the main seafront with shops and cafes. Next to the beach is the Turner Contemporary Gallery and the Harbour Arm (please see our separate listing for further details for both) with its retail outlets and the landmark The Shell Lady (please see our separate listing for further details). In the Summer months, there is a Kiddies corner play area and Lifeguards on duty.

Margate station - opposite the beach.

Restricted between 1 May and 30 September.

Toilets •  Café – seasonal opening hours.

Picture Credit: © Thanet District Council.

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