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Characterful sea view flat

Welcome to my perfect seaside flat! This beautiful old building sits above the old Lido in Margate, a short walk from the Turner Contemporary and the hustle and bustle of Old Town. You can be on the beach in 3mins or sitting in one of Cliftonville's many beautiful cafes. My flat is light and airy with wooden floors throughout. A great pit-stop for a weekend by the sea, either as a couple or a small group. Please note if you are booking in winter that period buildings get cold! so pack a jumper.

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Spacious Flat in Old Town Margate mins to beach

A beautifully renovated Victorian flat in the heart of Margate’s vibrant Old Town, boasting your own private entrance and easy access parking. With just a short 5 min walk from the main sands beach, vintage shops, art galleries and restaurants you can fully immerse yourself in the Margate culture. Being located right above our beautifully quaint and stylish coffee shop, Scissortail, you can pop down and relax for a hot brew and a spot of lunch right on your doorstep, which is open 7 days a week.

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The Trinity - Margate Old Town

Stylish one bedroom Georgian flat situated in trendy Margate Old Town. With mid-century inspired decor, this little flat is the perfect retreat for a seaside getaway. A perfect location for Margate's boutiques & restaurants and a 5 minute stroll from The Turner gallery and the beach. The flat has on-street parking right outside which is free with no time restrictions or a pay & display car park opposite. Margate train station is approximately a 15 minute walk away with direct links from London

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Stay near Margate's top sights

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Main Sands5 locals recommend
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Dreamland120 locals recommend
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Margate Harbour Arm5 locals recommend
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Turner Contemporary169 locals recommend
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Bugsy's Tenpin Bowling7 locals recommend
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Fez28 locals recommend

Houses in Margate

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Little room by the seaside
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Private room in Margate home - shared facilities.
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The seaside mole hole
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Beautiful, modern relaxing and quiet room with the sea and local amenities within a stones throw
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The enchanting Pneil Cottage. Home away from home
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Private Room - Ramsgate Kent
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Room by the Seaside
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The Beach House Margate
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Home by the Beach
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Stylish Single Sea Views 5 mins to Beach
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Colourful one bedroom home with Hot Tub
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Rose Mews Central Broadstairs

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The Well Margate. A Sea View Wellness Residence
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Stunning sea view apartment opposite Margate Lido
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Space and luxury by the sea
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Victorian Penthouse with Panoramic Sea Views
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Vintage Basement Flat 1 min walk to beach.
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Large Open Plan / 1 Bed in The Heart of Margate
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Spectacular seafront apartment with stunning views
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Captain's Quarters - Stunning Sea Views
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Stylish 2 bed flat w/ private balcony
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Super Seaview - Margate
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Bright And Cosy Studio Flat Close To The Sea
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Bay View - Pet friendly

Apartments with kitchens

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A 1960's Modernist Time Capsule
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Ziggys - Old Town flat overlooking sea.
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Boutique Bolthole Oasis by the sea with garden
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Historic Trinity Square, Margate (The Hodges)
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Fort Hill, Margate
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No.7 by the Sea - Margate
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Bright & airy flat with sea views, study & terrace
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Fort Crescent - Margate
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Spectacular sea views in iconic building
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If walls could talk !?!
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Cosy apartment in Margate seaside
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Seafront flat, Grade II, 5 mins from everything

Your guide to Margate

Welcome to Margate

Margate has undergone something of a transformation in recent years. Once considered a sleepy seaside resort town, it’s now home to a burgeoning artistic community, boutique shops and restaurants, and rejuvenated attractions. The miles of golden sand are again filled with families and day-trippers, who can lose themselves in world-class art before indulging in some vintage fun at the Dreamland amusement park, boasting the oldest rollercoaster in the country.

Margate is also a town of hidden delights. Head east or west, away from the Main Sands, and you’ll discover the more secluded beaches of Westbrook, or the tidal pool at Walpole Bay, beloved by the locals. The Old Town features a number of independent stores selling the likes of vintage clothing and natural wines, plus a plethora of critically acclaimed restaurants, coffee shops, and microbreweries. Make sure you grab yourself a decent spot on the Harbour Arm to enjoy the spectacular sunsets and big skies immortalised by landscape artist JMW Turner.


How do I get around Margate?

A high-speed train service now links Margate and other Thanet towns with London, taking around 90 minutes from St Pancras Station. There are also slower services leaving from Victoria and Cannon Street stations in London. There is a regular coach service running from London’s Victoria Coach Station that takes around 2 hours. If you’re arriving by car, the M20 and M2 motorways provide easy access from the capital to the Kent coast. You can easily explore most of Margate on foot. Dreamland and the Main Sands are within easy reach of the station, and the Old Town is just a ten-minute walk away. Bike hire is available from the train station, with a dedicated cycle lane running along the coastal path. The Loop bus service runs regularly and connects Margate with the nearby towns of Broadstairs, Ramsgate, and the large shopping mall at Westwood Cross.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Margate?

There’s fun to be had in Margate all year round, but it’s in the summertime that you’ll witness it in its full glory. Beaches and cafes can be crowded around Bank Holidays (particularly the August one), but if you can squeeze in a trip during the early summer months or later in September, you can enjoy all the amenities without battling the crowds. Though if your visit can coincide with mid-August’s Margate Pride celebrations, you’ll be ensured a rollicking good time and a certain amount of face glitter. There is something to be said for a bracing autumn or winter visit, enjoying a glass of mulled wine from one of the seafront hostelries, and, if you’re brave enough, a rejuvenating dip in the North Sea.


What are the top things to do in Margate?

Dreamland

Fun for kids of all ages, this vintage theme park first opened in 1880, struggled through some hard times, and is now back with a bang. As well as classic rides, such as a wooden rollercoaster and a big wheel providing breathtaking views of the local landscape, there are ample food trucks serving everything from fish and chips and vegan goodies and a magnificent kitschy roller-disco rink.

Turner Contemporary

Opened in 2012, this world-renowned gallery has certainly helped to turn around the fortunes of the town, attracting not just art mavens, but also the artists themselves, who display at a number of smaller galleries throughout the town. Free to enter, the gallery also boasts a quirky gift shop and cafe with great views of the roiling North Sea.

The Shell Grotto

Tucked away on a side street in Cliftonville, the mysterious Shell Grotto has been causing consternation since it was discovered in 1835. A subterranean chamber filled with strange mosaic patterns, all constructed from seashells, it’s not known whether it’s some ancient pagan temple or a Victorian folly. Whatever its original purpose, it’s an unforgettable, eerie, beautiful place.