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. Attractions include the Turner Contemporary gallery (free entry), Dreamland FunFair, Shell Grotto.


Margate is a popular tourist town with plenty of accommodation options including hotels, bed & breakfast, Airbnb and camping. Other options close are Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

Travel connections are quick and easy with a direct train connection to London and a cheaper National Express coach option. 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 (see below)


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


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


Sea: Ferry services from Dover are as follows;

P&O Ferries to Calais

DFDS to Dunkirk


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- 08705 808080

South Eastern Railways or National Rail Enquiries 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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