"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

Forecast for Tuesday 18 September

06:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
SW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 87%
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09:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
SW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 77%
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12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
SW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 69%
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15:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
SW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 73%
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18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1014
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
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21:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
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This sand and shingle beach is located in a bay, backed by cliffs.

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