Margate City, NJ, USA

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Margate City, NJ, USA

Margate City vacation rentals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.