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Margate Walks

4 miles (6.2 km)

This town is located on the north Kent coast near Herne Bay and Ramsgate. It's a popular place to visit with a train station, some pleasant gardens and a sandy beach which can get very busy in the summer months.
This walk in the town takes you along a section of the Thanet Coastal Path to Westbrook. On the way you'll pass some of the local landmarks including the wide sandy beaches, the contemporary Turner gallery and the old sea front amusements.
The starting point is the car park next to the Winter Gardens at the eastern end of the town. From here you head west passing the pier, The Turner Gallery, the Harbour, Dreamland Amusement park and Westbrook Bay before finishing at the Sunken Garden at Westbrook.

Postcode

CT9 1HX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Margate OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Margate Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Margate

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Margate beach - geograph.org.uk - 138237

Margate beach. This is a view of Margate beach towards the harbour. The white building is the historical harbour offices whilst the nearer building shows changes in the last 5 years with the provision of a tourist cafe on the beach front. Notice the tracks in the sand where cleaning has taken place.

Dreamland, Margate - geograph.org.uk - 1715222

Dreamland, Margate. The site of the park was first used foramusement ridesin 1880, although the Dreamland name was not used until 1920 when the park's Grade II*listedScenic Railwaywoodenrollercoasterwas opened.

'Shell Ladies of Margate', Duke Street, Margate, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 928733

Shell Ladies of Margate. Duke Street. “Mrs. Booth,” or “The Shell Lady” as she’s affectionately known, was created in 2008 by sculptor Ann Carrington. The sculpture is a tribute to Sophie Booth, landlady and lover to J.M.William Turner. The sculpture stands at 12 feet tall and is composed of bronze. The sculpture is known as “The Shell Lady,” because it takes inspiration from the shell lady souvenirs sold at gift shops across Margate. The site of the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery was once the location of the famous guesthouse in which Turner stayed.

Margate Clock Tower - geograph.org.uk - 1715234

Margate Clock Tower. The Jubilee Clock Tower was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887.It had aTime Ballmechanism, mounted on a mast atop the tower, which was raised a few minutes before 1pm each day and dropped at precisely 1pm, thereby allowing residents, visitors and ships to know the exact time.

The Turner Contemporary, Margate - geograph.org.uk - 3467757

The Turner Contemporary, Margate. Here you can enjoy a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions and wide windows showcasing the views that inspired painterJ. M. W. Turner. The artist went to school in Margate, and visited the town throughout his life.

Entrance to The Winter Gardens, Margate - geograph.org.uk - 3127837

Entrance to The Winter Gardens, Margate. The gardens host dance, comedy and theatre shows, plus events and expos. The venue can also be hired for private functions such as wedding receptions and conferences/exhibitions. It was built in 1901and once played host to the Beatles.

Promenade east of Margate Harbour - geograph.org.uk - 1473192

Promenade east of Margate Harbour

The Sunken Garden - geograph.org.uk - 413646

The Sunken Garden

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