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Place Category: Beaches
St Margarets Bay beach is a mix of sand, pebbles and shingles under white chalk cliffs.
The beach at St Margaret’s is famous for being the closest point to France, and is often where Channel swimmers begin their 21 mile swim.
Facilities include parking, toilets, cafe and slipway.
We have no dog information for St Margarets Bay beach.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for St Margarets Bay Beach.
St Margarets Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 21°C on Friday.Drizzle in the morning.Today's Forecast
14->1926% 91% 9 mph
6:46 am 6:48 pmMostly cloudy in the morning.Tuesday, Sep 26th
14->213% 30% 7 mph
6:48 am 6:45 pmMostly cloudy in the morning.Wednesday, Sep 27th
13->215% 55% 9 mph
6:49 am 6:43 pmLight rain in the morning.Thursday, Sep 28th
13->2023% 85% 10 mph
6:51 am 6:41 pmLight rain overnight.Friday, Sep 29th
13->2118% 52% 10 mph
6:52 am 6:39 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Sep 30th
13->2024% 69% 1 mph
6:54 am 6:36 pmRain in the morning and afternoon.Sunday, Oct 1st
13->2045% 89% 17 mph
6:56 am 6:34 pmRain until evening.Monday, Oct 2nd
10->1974% 99% 15 mph
6:57 am 6:32 pm
St Margarets Bay Beach Tide Times
St Margarets Bay Beach Bathing Water QualityWater samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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