"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Folkestone Beach

Folkestone bathing water is a resort beach in Kent. It is situated at the northern edge of Hythe Bay, which stretches from Folkestone down to the headland of Dungeness. The beach is of fine sand mixed with occasional gravel. It is only 200 metres wide and enclosed in a small bay with chalk cliffs in the east and a breakwater in the west. Adjacent to the breakwater is a small harbour. The bay is backed by a promenade and rocky cliffs.

Beach type: Sand/Shingle

Nearest town: Folkestone

Local authority: Kent County Council

OS Grid Reference: TR238362

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Folkestone Beach

  • Martello Tower No 3 Visitor Centre (0m)
  • Rotunda Amusement Park (1m)
  • Folkestone Library, Museum and Art Gallery (1m)
  • Leas Bandstand (1m)
  • The Leas Lift (1m)
  • Folkestone Ski Centre (1m)
  • Lower Leas Coastal Park (2m)
  • Kidz Planet (2m)
  • Kent Battle of Britain Museum (3m)
  • Mudpie Pottery Painting Creative Studio (3m)
  • Bridledown Children's Farm and Wildlife Centre (3m)
  • Peene Quarry Picnic Site (3m)
  • Elham Valley Railway Museum (3m)
  • Macfarlanes Butterfly Centre (4m)

Tourist Information

Folkestone
Discover Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh
20 Bouverie Place Shopping Centre
Kent
England
CT20 1AU

Phone 01303 258 594
http://www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk

">cckirkham@gmail.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 22 September

06:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NNW
Pressure 1021
Humidity 96%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
NW
Pressure 1022
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SW
Pressure 1022
Humidity 62%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 1022
Humidity 56%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1023
Humidity 65%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
W
Pressure 1024
Humidity 78%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
08:29 BST
(07:29 GMT)
High Tide
12:58 BST
(11:58 GMT)
Low Tide
20:46 BST
(19:46 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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