Children swimming in the sea

Margate, Main Beach Lifeguard Tower


There are both schools and public sessions on offer at this site. Public sessions will be made bookable 6 weeks prior to them taking place. To book a schools session please contact

On arrival please meet at the RNLI Lifeguard Tower on the beach just down from Marine Sands Restaurant.

By rail - The main beach is a short 5-10 minute walk from Margate train station
By bus - The best bus stops to use are either the Clock Tower or The Parade (56, 33)

Local cash only pay and display carparks can be found along the beach front.

There are no private changing or shower facilities at the Swim Safe site, however here are public toilets available on the beach.

Many cafes and restaurants can be found along the beach front.

Dogs are not permitted on the beach from 1st May - 30th September.

Margate Main Beach (next to the Lifeguard tower),
Marine Drive,

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