St Margarets Bay Beach

St Margarets Bay beach, Dover, Kent

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Dover, 45 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • St Margarets Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 21°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
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    19
       26%  91%   9 mph
      6:46 am    6:48 pm
    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Mostly cloudy in the morning.
     
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    21
       3%  30%   7 mph
      6:48 am    6:45 pm

    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Mostly cloudy in the morning.
     
    13
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    21
       5%  55%   9 mph
      6:49 am    6:43 pm
    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    13
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    20
       23%  85%   10 mph
      6:51 am    6:41 pm

    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain overnight.
     
    13
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    21
       18%  52%   10 mph
      6:52 am    6:39 pm
    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
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    20
       24%  69%   1 mph
      6:54 am    6:36 pm

    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Rain in the morning and afternoon.
     
    13
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    20
       45%  89%   17 mph
      6:56 am    6:34 pm
    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Rain until evening.
     
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    19
       74%  99%   15 mph
      6:57 am    6:32 pm

  • St Margarets Bay Beach Tide Times

     

  • St Margarets Bay Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water 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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