On this site you can identify the representatives on the Parish Council and discover the latest village news. The history page tells about past events and people connected with this village and the gallery displays photos of this attractive corner of Kent. The village amenities page shows why so many visitors are drawn here and why the residents are proud to live in this village.
St Margarets is a lovely seaside village set on the White Cliffs of Dover. It is the closest part of England to the European mainland and only 21 miles separates it from France. The parish includes St Margaret's at Cliffe, the inland settlement, and St Margaret's Bay, which reaches down to the sea.
The population is about 2500 but this rises in the summer when many visitors come to stay at St Margarets Holiday Park or other places offering accommodation. There are plenty of places to eat and drink including the pub on the beach, once known as The Green Man but now called The Coastguard. Leading down from the Lighthouse to the Bay is the beautiful South Foreland Valley which is designated a site of special scientific interest and is carefully managed by the White Cliffs Countryside Project . At the base of the Valley is the St Margaret's Museum, opposite the lovely Pines Gardens which is watched over by an impressive statue of Sir Winston Churchill. The ancient church of St Margaret of Antioch towers over the centre of the village where shops still provide for the needs of villagers and visitors.