Kingsdown Beach (aka Oldstairs Bay)

Kingsdown Beach is part of a large stretch of shingle beach that at the southern end sits under large white chalk cliffs and towards the north is backed by grass areas. As the tide goes out you get areas of compact sand below the shingle bank and a chalk shelf.

The beach is also known as Oldstairs Bay and is located at the northern end of the White Cliffs of Dover, part of the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) that stretches to Folkestone, with the beach and nearby downs being home to migrating birds and rare plants.

Facilities at the beach are limited but include parking on the road, nearby pubs, toilets, and beach huts.

Kingsdown Beach has dog restrictions.
Kingsdown beach allows dogs on leads.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches at Deal, 46 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (ESE)
Monday, Aug 08
Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Aug 09
Expect a temp in the range 16.2℃ to 17.4℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Aug 10
Expect a temp in the range 17.6℃ to 18.5℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 17.9℃ to 19.2℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 18.4℃ to 19.8℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 18.6℃ to 21.4℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (ENE)

Deal weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Kingsdown Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Kingsdown Beach is at Deal 3.69 km (2.29 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Sun 07 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:19 (Height 1.79m)
   High Tide at 06:37 (Height 5.18m)
   Low Tide at 13:47 (Height 2.06m)
   High Tide at 19:13 (Height 5.30m)
Mon 08 Aug
   Low Tide at 02:36 (Height 1.86m)
   High Tide at 08:14 (Height 5.13m)
   Low Tide at 15:10 (Height 2.02m)
   High Tide at 20:48 (Height 5.32m)
Tue 09 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:51 (Height 1.76m)
   High Tide at 09:42 (Height 5.34m)
   Low Tide at 16:26 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 22:11 (Height 5.56m)
Wed 10 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:01 (Height 1.54m)
   High Tide at 10:44 (Height 5.67m)
   Low Tide at 17:35 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 23:13 (Height 5.86m)
Thu 11 Aug
   Low Tide at 06:07 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 11:35 (Height 6.00m)
   Low Tide at 18:42 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 00:05 (Height 6.11m)
Fri 12 Aug
   Low Tide at 07:11 (Height 1.12m)
   High Tide at 12:21 (Height 6.26m)
   Low Tide at 19:43 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 00:53 (Height 6.27m)
Sat 13 Aug
   Low Tide at 08:06 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 13:05 (Height 6.43m)
   Low Tide at 20:35 (Height 0.62m)

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