Recent research has shown that the land was assembled by the Margate Borough Council, over a number of years starting towards the end of the 19th century, for the benefit of local people and the promotion of coastal tourism.
The history of the site has had a lasting impact on the development of British seaside culture.
Our aims are:
1- To develop a shared understanding of the history and significance of the continuous stretch of open space that lines the coast of Margate, from Main Sands to Botany Bay, including:• Its potential as a heritage site of international importance• Its value as a public park and amenity
2- To celebrate and connect the people who use the Coastal Park, working with them to develop a shared agenda for the protection and enhancement of this public space and the rights and well-being of the community.
Our contact details are:
WEBSITE: http://www.margatecoastalpark.org (with links to the research mentioned above)
FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/margatecoastalpark
HASHTAG #margatecoastalpark #clifftopwander