Margate City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Margate City is on Absecon Island, and is also home of Atlantic City and Ventnor City to the northeast, and Longport on the southwest. The city stretches about eight blocks from the Atlantic Ocean to the bay at most points in town.
Along with other spots on the Jersey Shore, the city becomes a popular destination in the summer months. Many houses in the city are second homes used during the Summer, and a considerable number are owned by year-round residents. Margate beaches attract surfers, kayaking and hobie cat sailing. Margate is host to many bayside docks providing the casual fisherman hours of enjoyment and relaxation.Local charter boats offer sport and deep sea fishing. The city is the home of Lucy the Margate Elephant, the “largest elephant in the world” and is also the oldest remaining example of zoomorphic architecture left in the United States.
For Kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students attend the Margate City Schools. For grades 9 – 12, public school students from Margate and Longport attend Atlantic City High School in Atlantic City.