"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

Awards

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

Hythe
Visitor Centre
Hythe Railway Station
Scanlons Bridge Road
Kent
England
CT21 6LD

Phone 01303 266 421

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Monday 27 March

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
NE
Pressure 1022
Humidity 95%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
NE
Pressure 1023
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
ENE
Pressure 1022
Humidity 61%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
ENE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 58%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
NE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
ENE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
06:22 BST
(05:22 GMT)
High Tide
11:08 BST
(10:08 GMT)
Low Tide
18:43 BST
(17:43 GMT)
High Tide
23:27 BST
(22:27 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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