Lifeguards: 7/365, Ablution, Kiosk, Lagoon, Tidal Pool, GPS: -30.859, 30.374
Swimming | ablution| Life guarded | shark netted | fishing | surfing | snorkelling | tidal pool | lagoon | beach sport | picnic area | kiosk/restaurant | parking

Carefree, friendly Margate, the holiday centre of the coast where all the action is in-season or out-of-season. Its long, sandy beach made safe by shark nets and a force of permanent, professional lifesavers must rate as one of the most photographed stretches of coastline in the Republic. Near the main beach there’s a lovely children’s pool plus a freshwater Olympic pool.

For those who like to stroll and enjoy the sea air there’s a paved footpath extending along the coastline past the fishing pier with a whaledeck for a distance of approximately 1km. Visitors can always during school and public holidays anticipate an exciting line up of entertainment.

Margate mile long beach has been attracting visitors to the South Coast for 100 years. In 1919 Margate was developed as a holiday resort on the farm called Margate by its owner, Hugh Balance. It became a municipality in 1948.