"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Sandgate Beach

Sandgate is a resort beach in the western outskirts of Folkestone, Kent. It is situated at the northern edge of Hythe Bay, which stretches from Folkestone down to the headland of Dungeness. The beach at Sandgate is predominantly shingle with wide shallow sand flats exposed at low water. Further east there is a breakwater. The beach is backed by a promenade, followed by a green belt between the beach and the Royal Military Canal.

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Hythe

Local authority: Kent County Council

OS Grid Reference: TR189347


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Sandgate Beach

  • Mudpie Pottery Painting Creative Studio (1m)
  • Lower Leas Coastal Park (1m)
  • Kidz Planet (2m)
  • Elham Valley Railway Museum (2m)
  • Folkestone Ski Centre (2m)
  • The Leas Lift (2m)
  • Peene Quarry Picnic Site (2m)
  • Leas Bandstand (3m)
  • Folkestone Library, Museum and Art Gallery (3m)
  • Brockhill Country Park (3m)
  • Rotunda Amusement Park (3m)
  • Martello Tower No 3 Visitor Centre (3m)
  • Kent Battle of Britain Museum (3m)
  • Lathe Barn (5m)

Tourist Information

Visitor Centre
Hythe Railway Station
Scanlons Bridge Road
CT21 6LD

Phone 01303 266 421

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Forecast for Tuesday 18 September


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1009
Humidity 87%
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Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 19°C
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Wind 8mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 1010
Humidity 77%
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Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 19°C
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Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 69%
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Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 19°C
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Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 72%
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Max temp. 18°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 82%
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Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 18°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 85%
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A quiet beach, suitable for fishing.

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