"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


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

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

Phone 01303 258 594


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Forecast for Thursday 25 April


Chance of rain 61%
Max temp. 10°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 93%
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Humidity 82%
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This sand and shingle beach is located in a bay, backed by cliffs.

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