Sunny Sands beach, Folkestone, Kent
  • About

    Sunny Sands beach is a sandy beach to the east of Folkestone harbour.

    The beach can get very busy in the summer as it is a rare sandy beach on this stretch of coast.

    Facilities include parking available next to the harbour, promenade, toilets, cafe, pubs and beach shop.

    Sunny Sands Beach has dog restrictions. No dogs allowed May to October.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Folkestone, 45 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

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  • Water Quality

    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.
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Thursday, with temperatures rising to 14°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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      7:19 am    4:04 pm
    Monday, Nov 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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       57%  85%   18 mph
      7:21 am    4:03 pm

    Tuesday, Nov 21st
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       48%  96%   18 mph
      7:23 am    4:02 pm
    Wednesday, Nov 22nd
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon and dangerously windy throughout the day.
     
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       24%  50%   25 mph
      7:24 am    4:00 pm

    Thursday, Nov 23rd
     Windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       61%  78%   30 mph
      7:26 am    3:59 pm
    Friday, Nov 24th
     Windy and overcast throughout the day.
     
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       46%  98%   27 mph
      7:27 am    3:58 pm

    Saturday, Nov 25th
     Windy until evening and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       68%  93%   19 mph
      7:29 am    3:58 pm
    Sunday, Nov 26th
     Windy until afternoon and mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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       10%  24%   16 mph
      7:31 am    3:57 pm

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