About Margate Pier

Margate is fun on a waist- to shoulder-high swell out of the east/northeast or southeast. The city allows surfing on both sides of the pier along with 3 other beaches that are surf beaches. The pier will hold any swell up to head high.

Source: Margate Pier Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Mostly mellow.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Light to moderate.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

On the right day, it can be fun but depends on the sandbar.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Usually pretty mellow.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pretty clean overall.

Additional Information

Hazards

The pier, shallow bottom, rip currents.

Access

Easy, but parking is limited.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

September through March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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