Over fifty Margate photos, including beach views, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

I enjoyed a splendid trip to the seaside town of Margate in Kent recently, and spent the day wandering around the beachfront and old town before heading off to the town’s football stadium to see the mighty Dulwich Hamlet triumph 4-2.

Here’s some photos from my ambles.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

The Lifeboat Memorial Statue was erected in memory of 9 lifeboat men men who lost their lives while attempting to assist a vessel in distress on the 2nd Dec. 1897.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Looking out to sea on a perfect January afternoon. You can see the outline of the tidal swimming pool to the right.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate harbour.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Noticeboard.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Entrance to Nayland Rock Hotel.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

I initially thought that’s this was part of the London Array, world’s largest offshore wind farm with 175 wind turbines  [More info] – but a reader corrected me (see comment below) to say that it was in fact the smaller Thanet Offshore, which numbers 100 turbines [See: Thanet Offshore Wind Farm].

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Beach huts, locked for the winter.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Walking along a groyne.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Half timbered beach huts!

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Graffiti.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Looking out to sea.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

An array of poles.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Sunset Rock shop in al its gaudy glory.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate postcard.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Scene on Marine Drive.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Stained glass lettering for the Ruby Lounge at Duke Street, Margate.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Town Hall in the Old Town.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Old Town view.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

All was quiet at the candy floss store.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Pop corn to clear.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Harbour view at sunset.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Beach front buildings reflecting the golden rays of the late sun.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

The old Arlington Square shopping centre.

A huge Tesco superstore has been given planning permission to be built on this site, despite considerable local opposition.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

The disused Dreamland building next to the opinion-dividing Arlington House. The patterned sides are meant to reference the tides on the beach.

Built in 1964, the distinctive 18 storey building houses 142 apartment buildings. Read more about the building here: arlingtonmargate.com.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

The sad sight of the abandoned Dreamland amusement park,  which has deteriorated even further since I posted up a photo feature in November 2009

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Escape night club, situated next to Dreamland.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

A view of the New Kings Stairs.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Looking across the bay with Arlington House in the distance.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Some views of a winter sunset across Margate harbour.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Shell Lady sculpture on the Margate Harbour Arm.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Discarded pint glass.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

A house with an awful lot of windows.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate Lido sign.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Shop front.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Another view of the Turner Gallery.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Gray morning, Margate.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Alone on the beach, 9,30am.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Looking back at the town from the  tidal swimming pool .

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Empty pool and deserted beach.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

One of the Margate’s oldest building, The Tudor House dates back to the first half of the sixteenth century.

Margate photos, scenes of the beach, Dreamland, Turner Gallery, Old Town and more, Kent, England

A view of the well preserved station at Margate, which still has its water tower in situ. Such things please me.

More Margate photos can be seen here:
Margate snow 2012
Occupy Thanet protest 2012
Margate Dreamland amusement park
Margate town photos
Margate town photos 2
Margate railway station