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Sandgate Beach - Kent

© Kevin Woolterton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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.

Type of beach

Shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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Activities

  • Good fishing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Promenade

Nearest town

Hythe

Postcode

CT21 5RJ

OS grid ref.

TR 1893 3474

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended