Margate has been named in the Rough Guide’s Top 30 British Seaside Towns

Margate has made the list of the Rough Guide’s Top 30 British Seaside Towns.

Coming in at number 17 the guide describes the isle town a having an “arty vibe” and being packed with independent businesses.

The Guide says: “Margate isn’t ever going to be a chocolate-box seaside resort, but it’s not twee either. The Old Town is the focus of recent regeneration, with a main square and narrow lanes packed with independent businesses.

“The Turner Contemporary glints proudly on the seafront, a beacon for the town’s arty vibe, and Dreamland amusement park has reopened its doors for traditional fairground fun.”

But it is not just Dreamland and Turner attracting the visitors. The town can boast of the Carl Freedman gallery coming to Union Crescent, one of the UK’s smallest venues at the Tom Thumb Theatre and one of the oldest at the Theatre Royal.

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There is also the main sands, Walpole Bay, the beautiful Flatiron building, great restaurants and bars, Manning’s sea food stall and the harbour arm to name just a few spots.

Rough Guides is a leading travel publisher known for its “tell it like it is” attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing.

It’s Best British Seaside Towns feature was published yesterday (April 3).

Other Kent towns to feature on the list were Whitstable and Folkestone.

Find the feature here