"Margate" Margate City by TRimer

Margate City Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 13 photos

Margate has long been a summer retreat for families from the Philadelphia area. Located just outside Atlantic City, this small town boasts quaint homes, beautiful beaches and lots of restaurants.

The city is located on the island of Absecon next to Ventnor.

The most famous landmark in Margate is Lucy the elephant.

  • Last visit to Margate City: Jul 2003
  • Intro Written Aug 2, 2003
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  • May 7, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    The term "Shoebees" comes from Philadelphians bringing a shoe box lunches to the southern shore beaches for the day. They packed their lunches in shoe boxes. Over time the name morphed into "shoebees"


“Too many places to see, too little time (especially now that I have toddlers)”

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