As a priority, head over to the retro theme park Dreamland. Explore the beautifully restored rides, and get food from the variety of market stalls there. Check the website for the latest on the gigs and shows, we've seen all sorts of iconic acts here like the Specials, Kaiser Chiefs, The Streets and Faithless.
Head to the Turner Contemporary for a free fix of cutting-edge art or support local creatives at Kent’s oldest art gallery Lovelys. Take a 30second walk around the corner to go to the brand new Carl Freedman Gallery. Take a 20second walk down the road to the best coffee shop in Margate... the Curve coffee shop
Explore the Grade I-listed Shell Grotto, where 4.5 million shells make up its mosaic walls. Head to the recently reopened Margate Caves. This former chalk mine has been an air raid shelter, smugglers' cave and a wine cellar and, pre-pandemic, hosted silent discos and toddler meeting classes.
Hit the Old Kent Market for a variety of food stands - burritos are our favourite but the Greek stand is also awesome, or sample some seriously fresh seafood platters (or the obligatory seaside fish and chips) at seaview restaurant Buoy and Oyster. Finish with superior gelato from Melt.
Opposite the Main Sands which you will see on the walk from the station, the Old Town is Margate at its most stylish and bohemian. Narrow alleys with hidden gems are flanked by Georgian and Victorian flat-fronted facades up to four storeys high. Cool cafes, specialty food shops, independent art galleries, old seafarers’ inns and loads of vintage clothes and antiques shops.
Next door to the Main Sands, Westbrook Bay is a sandy beach hemmed by wooden beach huts and a promenade with ice cream stands in summer.
Finally... at the end of the day, come back and collapse in one of our 4 bedrooms.