St Margarets Bay Beach


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 at the beach include parking, toilets, a cafe and a slipway.

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, 46 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.

St Margarets Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Dover, Kent

Expect a temp in the range 1.7℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Nov 30
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Dec 01
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 10.7 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Dec 02
Expect a temp in the range 1.3℃ to 2.4℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Dec 03
Expect a temp in the range 0.6℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Dec 04
Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Dec 05
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (NW)

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


St Margarets Bay Beach tide times.

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