Margate

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A popular destination in the summer months, this oceanfront destination just 5.3 miles from Atlantic City attracts water sports enthusiasts, from fishers to surfers, who find that there are plenty of things to do in Margate.

For anglers and sport fishers looking to get out on the ocean, book a half-day, full day or overnight trip on a charter, such as O-Beth Charters. For sailing lessons and guided kayak nature tours, rent a boat from Bay Cats.

While you’re here, don’t miss a visit to Margate’s iconic Lucy the Elephant, the world’s largest elephant, located just off Margate Beach. This historic 65-foot elephant-shaped building was constructed in 1881 and was designated a National Historic Landmark. Lucy the Elephant features a gift shop inside, as well as a covered balcony atop, offering sweeping views of the adjacent beach.

Stroll along Ventnor Avenue to peruse the small clothing stores, surf shops and beauty salons. During the summer months, browse the goods at Margate Farmers’ Market, which include locally grown produce, handmade baked goods, specialty herbs, freshly cut flowers, small-batch roasted coffee and fresh seafood.