Destination guide

Beachfront bliss close to the casinos

About the only place in America that counts a 65-foot elephant among its must-see attractions, Margate City is a popular summer break destination on Atlantic County’s coastline. For many travelers, the city offers the best of both worlds: relaxing surroundings where beach combing and paddle boating are the order of the day and easy access to the upbeat casinos and iconic boardwalk at nearby Atlantic City. Choose from the wide selection of Margate City vacation rentals – many of which are mere steps from the beach – and get ready to enjoy all that this coastal hotspot has to offer.

Things to do

Meet Margate City’s most iconic resident

Lucy the Elephant is the star of the show when it comes to family-friendly attractions in Margate City. A hotel and restaurant in a former life, this majestic beast now serves as the city’s very own National Historic Landmark. Find her on Atlantic Avenue near the beach. You really can’t miss her! Lucy is open daily for tours, although if you visit on the city’s so-called Thrilling Thursday, you can combine your visit with a trip to the bustling Margate Community Farmers’ Market, a meander around the weekly sidewalk stalls, and a free family movie under the stars after nightfall.


Make a splash in Margate City

This city is a popular spot for water sports enthusiasts, particularly the surfing crowd who can often be seen busting their best moves in the swell around Margate City Pier. Surf lessons are readily available over the summer months should you fancy catching your own wave. Prefer to keep your feet dry? A cruise in the North Atlantic waters to see the bottlenose dolphins at play is a must. Entertaining for the whole family, these tours run from spring through fall albeit more frequently between June and September. Left the kids at home? A happy hour cruise at sunset is the perfect way to let your hair down.


Summer showers in Margate City

Summer is the ideal time to find Margate City vacation rentals near the beach, although you should be prepared for a fair amount of rain to feature alongside the highest temperatures of the year. If your schedule is a little more flexible and you’d prefer to be wearing a swimsuit instead of a raincoat, June is the driest month, is not that much colder than the more popular July and August, and is a little less crowded. In any case, packing a sweater or jacket to wear in the evenings is typically a wise move.

Natural features

There’s more to Margate City than the beach

Life in Margate City does tend to revolve around the beach, but if you’re yearning for a green space, there are many in the surrounding area that are worth a visit. The North Brigantine State Natural Area and the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, for example, are both within a 40-minute drive of most Margate City vacation rentals. The latter is a particularly beautiful spot where the thrill of photographing raptors and neotropical songbirds from the 4 hiking trails is overshadowed only by the option to arrive early enough to watch the sunrise over Delaware Bay.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Margate City

Fly into Atlantic City, NJ (ACY-Atlantic City Intl.), the closest airport, located 9 mi (14.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Millville, NJ (MIV-Millville Municipal), which is 30.1 mi (48.5 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Margate City?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,615 vacation rentals near Margate City. From 723 Houses to 737 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Margate City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Margate City?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Margate City:

  • Gold Coast: 249 vacation rentals
  • South Beach Haven: 334 vacation rentals
  • Townsend's Inlet: 332 vacation rentals
  • North Beach Haven: 925 vacation rentals
  • Gardens: 233 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Margate City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Margate City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lucy the Elephant: 2,697 vacation rentals
  • Boardwalk Hall: 2,090 vacation rentals
  • Atlantic City Convention Center: 2,054 vacation rentals
  • Resorts Atlantic City Casino: 2,041 vacation rentals
  • Borgata Casino: 2,070 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Margate City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Margate City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 723 Houses in Margate City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Margate City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 737 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 87 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Margate City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 186 vacation rentals with pool available in Margate City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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