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Folkestone, Kent


51.1N 1.2E

Beach type

Sand, shingle

Local facilities

Food, toilets


Beach cleaned daily


no There is no car parking available. but on-street car parking is available on Wear Bay Road.

Things to do

Swimming and surfing.

Wildlife & walks

Walks - The Warren. The Leas. Coastal Park. Wear Bay Road is part of a cycle route.

Animal restrictions

Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th
Enjoy a safe and fun day on the beach by considering the following:

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget


Tide times by

Please observe local weather conditions and sea state to stay safe at the beach.

Information provided by the Environment Agency. We use this data to produce our water quality information, but our results use information from the previous year, so our results for 2014 are the same as the Environment Agency’s results for 2013. For more info see how we recommend beaches.

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