Margate is an old-fashioned British seaside resort with its fish & chip shops, sandy beach, and strollable promenade.

In recent years the town has seen a resurgence and you will find a great selection of vintage shops, cafes and restaurants plus the Turner Contemporary gallery (free entry).

Margate also has a treasure trove of quirky shops and attractions to investigate!

Margate is a popular tourist town with plenty of accommodation including hotels, bed & breakfast, Airbnb and camping.

Travel connections are quick and easy with a direct train connection to London and a cheaper National Express coach option direct from London.

Margate is only 20 miles from the ferry port of Dover, and close to the Ashford Eurostar station.



Margate can be reached by a number of different ways that are listed below.



Margate has excellent motorway access with both the M20 and M2 easily accessible from the A299 Thanet Way.

Margate is very well signposted on all major routes. Please follow Margate and Ramsgate signage from further afield.



Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick are under 2 hours away by car.



Dover is very close and ferry services from Dover are as follows;

P&O Ferries to Calais

DFDS to Dunkirk

Coach and Bus


The following companies provide coach and bus services in and around Margate;

National Express or call 08705 808080

Stagecoach Buses or call 01843 588944



The following companies provide rail services in and around Margate;

Eurotunnel or on 08705 808080

South Eastern Railways or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50

Taxis in Thanet


A priority service will be given by Thanet Cars

Thanet Cars: +441843 333333 alternatively taxis are also available from ranks throughout the town.

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Looking for accommodation for the Margate Mod/Sixties Weekender try here: