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St Margarets at Cliffe is the village centre where church, shops, hall, pubs, fire-station, school and houses cluster around the main route through the village. St Margarets Bay designates the area closest to the sea and includes Heritage Coast lands, the Lighthouse and the beautiful Pines Garden. This is an area popular with walkers and with the South Foreland Valley includes sites of special scientific interest.
The Pines Garden & Pines Visitor Centre and Museum
This 6-acre Garden has many fine features including a lake, a specially created grass labyrinth and a roundhouse shelter for picnics.You can also visit our neworganic kitchen garden with over 40 different species of fruit and vegetables from the exotic to the familiar.There are paths for buggy and wheelchair access and lots of seating for visitors to come and unwind at any time of the year.
The Tea Roomserves hot and cold drinks along with freshly made sandwiches and delicious homemade cakes.There is also an adjoining Visitor Centre and Museum, which features changing displays on environmental themes and local history.
Group visits are welcome by prior arrangement.There is also ample free parking available.
Opening Times & Admission
Pines Garden – 10.00 to 17.00 year round
The Pines Visitor Centre, Museum & Tea Room
Mon to Fri 9.00-17.00 year round
Sat to Sun 10.00-17.00 year round
Adults - £3.00p
Concessions - £2.50p
Under 14’s - £0.50p
Wheelchair users - £1.00
Many visitors come every year to St Margaret's Holiday Park. There is a 23 bedroom hotel and holiday homes on site can be hired or purchased. Guests and residents can make use of the Spa pools, Sauna, Solarium and Oxide Gym, bars and restaurant or simply enjoy a restful time in this peaceful, seaside location. Telephone 01304 853262
Walletts Court Country House Hotel, situated at Westcliffe on the approach road to St Margarets, offers quality accommodation and high class food in its nationally commended restaurant. It also has a Pool and Health Club. Telephone 01304 852424 or visit the website at www.wallettscourt.com
The Coastguard is the pub on the beach, for long an attractive feature of St Margarets Bay. It is a freehouse and offers ample parking and outdoor seating with a fine view across the Channel. Food is served at lunchtimes and in the evenings. Telephone 01304 853176 or visit the website at www.thecoastguard.co.uk
The Hope Inn is in the village centre and offers Shepherd Neame beers and lagers. Good value, home cooked food is available at lunchtimes and in the evenings and there is parking and a large garden area. Telephone 01304 852444 or visit the website www.shepherdneame.co.uk
The White Cliffs Hotel offers stylish and comfortable ensuite accommodation . It incorporates the Bay Restaurant which has high quality lunch and dinner menus, using local, free range, organic or sustainable ingredients where possible. There is a car park on site and the village car park is opposite. Telephone 01304 852229 www.thewhitecliffs.com
The Smugglers is next to the village shops and is a traditional, established freehouse serving guest beers each week. It has a restaurant at the rear, open lunchtimes and evenings, offering a wide range of quality dishes. 01304 853404 www.thesmugglers-inn.co.uk
The Red Lion is the first pub you see as you enter the village. It is a traditional village pub with a range of ales and lagers and food served lunchtimes and evenings. Lively music is performed some weekends. Telephone 01304 853190 www.theredlionpub.co
Accommodation in St Margarets is also offered by:
Lenox House bed and breakfast 01304 853253 Reach Court farm cottages 01304 852159 or 853902 Holm Oaks 01304 852990
Contact details 01304 853098 or 07840 544167 or email@example.com
Churches: For service times see Parish magazine or telephone
St Margarets at Cliffe Church of England 01304 852179
St Peters Westcliffe Church of England as above
St Francis Chapel Roman Catholic Church 01304 823402
Clubs and Organisations:
St Margaret's at Cliffe WI: meets on the second Tuesday of the month.
A Parish Magazine is published monthly. The magazine provides information on forthcoming events and activities, carries advertisements for local businesses and includes articles of local interest. Written contributions to the magazine are welcome and can be forwarded to the editor via the box in the Village Shop.