Margate Beach: Blue Flag Status
Margate beach is one of the most popular bathing beaches on the lower south coast of KwaZulu-Natal. With an number of adjacent restuarants, safe swimming pools and the recreational area in the estuary to the north of the swimming area, Margate offers holiday-makers a wonderful range of experiences. The beach is located in the heart of the town of Margate. The warm waters make swimming possible all year round. The beach can be very busy during the summer and Easter holidays. Top-class lifeguards are on duty throughout the year and environmental education programmes are run during the holiday seasons. One can hire beach umbrellas and shaded areas are available on the beach.
As mentioned, the beach is a hive of activity during peak season holiday periods, with activities to suit all and sundry. Beauty pageants, live music shows, touch rugby, and various beach festivals are a prime attraction. Margate Beach is also extremely popular with the Student fraternity, who congregate in Margate after the final exams for the annual student festival. A previous home of the Loeries Awards, Margate is becoming famous for hosting major events, such as the Idols auditions and the Harley Davidson Africa Bike Week as recent additions to their portfolio.