"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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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 21 March


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1032
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1032
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1031
Humidity 52%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1030
Humidity 59%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1028
Humidity 66%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1027
Humidity 79%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
00:37 GMT
Low Tide
08:23 GMT
High Tide
12:55 GMT
Low Tide
20:35 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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A quiet beach, suitable for fishing.

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