Swim in enticing blue water, engage in a competitive game of tennis or golf in the welcoming sunshine, or grab some fresh seafood at Steamer's – the lovely coastal community of Margate City welcomes guests with an abundance of outdoor activities and dining options. Located only 5.3 miles outside Atlantic City, Margate's popularity as a tourist destination skyrocketed in the late 1800s with the building of a railroad line through the city, and with the arrival of its most famous resident, a 65-foot wooden elephant named Lucy. Today its picturesque location, diverse entertainment options and quaint historic appeal continue to draw both long-time visitors and new guests alike.
Outdoor enthusiasts can revel in the city's many recreational activities, such as biking, jogging, and mini-golf. Margate's close proximity to water – a bay on one side and the open ocean on the other – make it an ideal location for surfing and swimming in the deep blue waters of one of the community's stunning beaches. Local charter boats also offer sport and deep-sea fishing in the majestic Atlantic Ocean. And of course, no trip to Margate City is complete without a visit to Lucy the Elephant and Gift Shop, the city's most popular attraction, which offers tours and a stunning view of the sky and surf from the top.
This desirable town also showcases a multitude of dining opportunities, from elegant locales to laid-back beach shacks. For the health-conscious, Pamela's Health & Harmony offers a diverse selection of scrumptious organic and natural foods for both people and pets. Or, sample the sweeter side of life at Jagielky's Homemade Candy, a trademark of the Jersey Shore.
- • Margate City official website: www.margate-nj.com
- • Margate City Hall: www.margate-nj.com/htm_docs/mun_cityoffices/mun_cityhall.cfm
- • Margate City on Wikipedia: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margate_City,_New_Jersey
- • Official site for Lucy the Elephant: www.lucytheelephant.org