St Margarets Bay Beach (Kent)

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  • Information

    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 no beaches around Dover, 46 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Beach 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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  • 7 Day Weather Forecast

    Our weather forecast for Dover in Kent is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.



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