"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

St Margaret`s Bay Beach

St. Margaret's Bay bathing water is a remote beach situated near Dover at the eastern foothills of the North Downs. It is enclosed in a small bay lined by steep white chalk cliffs. The beach is predominantly shingle, with sand exposed at low water. It is approximately 500 metres wide and framed by rocky ledges on either side. The beach is backed by a promenade.

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Dover

Local authority: Kent County Council

OS Grid Reference: TR369443


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near St Margaret`s Bay Beach

  • South Foreland Lighthouse (1m)
  • Dover Castle (3m)
  • The Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle (3m)
  • Dover Leisure Centre (3m)
  • Dover Museum (4m)
  • Walmer Castle and Gardens (4m)
  • Dover Sea Safari (4m)
  • Grand Shaft (4m)
  • Ceramics Cafe (4m)
  • Dover Transport Museum (4m)
  • Crabble Corn Mill (4m)
  • Tides Leisure and Indoor Tennis (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Old Town Gaol
Biggin Street
CT16 1DL

Phone 01304 205 108
Email tic@doveruk.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 13 December


Chance of rain 64%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 99%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 73%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 60%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 994
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 993
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 59%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 992
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:53 GMT
High Tide
07:15 GMT
Low Tide
14:28 GMT
High Tide
20:02 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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St. Margaret's Bay is a small bay' with a shingle beach backed by chalk cliffs. and is popular in the summer with residents and visitors alike.

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