The Beach Guide

Sandgate Beach

Sandgate Beach - Kent

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Sandgate is a small coastal town around 2 miles down the coast from Folkestone. Approximately one mile west of the town centre, this large, pebble beach is used by fishermen , picnickers and anyone looking for a relaxing spot to sit on the shore, skimming stones and watching boats and ferries pass by in the distance.

The beach is backed by a promenade which runs all the way between Hythe to the west and Folkestone to the east. This promenade is used by pedestrians, cyclists and those who come here to enjoy a bracing run along the seafront. There are plenty of benches and a number of cafes and kiosks selling ice cream and other snacks.

The town of Sandgate has a number of pubs, quaint independent shops and other facilities.

There are some parking spots to be found along the seafront, although at peak times these can fill up pretty quickly.

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We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Promenade

    Nearest town



    CT21 5RJ

    OS grid ref.

    TR 1893 3474

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    Sandgate Beach Reviews

    Love it!

    Peter piper
    Oct 05th 2019

    What’s not to like! 5 star quality waters, packed with marine life. Lovely shingle beach and above average UK weather all your round. Lovely place. Lots of parking available too.

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