The Beach Guide

Sunny Sands Beach (Folkestone)

Sunny Sands Beach - Kent

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Sunny Sands Beach is a popular sandy beach located close to the centre of town and next to Folkestone Harbour. As such all the facilities are close by including caf├ęs, pubs, shops and toilets.

The fact that this is one of the closest sandy beaches to London means it can get quite busy in the summer. And the sand here is great for making sandcastles - it must be judging by the entries to the annual sandcastle building competition!

There is a seasonal, independently run lifeguard service at Sunny Sands on Saturdays and Sundays, between the hours of 10am and 4pm from April until September.

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Type of beach


Lifeguard service


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Dogs are banned from May - October.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • First aid point

    Nearest town



    CT19 6AU

    OS grid ref.

    TR 2360 3623

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    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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