History of Margate

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. Carefree, friendly Margate, the holiday centre of the coast, is where the action is in-season or out-of-season. Its long, sandy beach made safe by a total of 14 off-shore 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 with cascading fountains and inviting chutes, pleasure craft for hire plus a freshwater Olympic pool.

A short distance from the well known fishing pier, there is a large tidal pool and many small, protected coves. For those who like to stroll and enjoy the sea air there’s a paved footpath extending along the coastline past the fishing pier for a distance of approximately 1km. This is a place where you can be sure of meeting the locals.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 19 March 2008 20:30)

 
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