Sandgate Beach

Sandgate beach is a pebble beach that sits just in front of the town.

Access to the shops, pubs and restaurants within Sandgate.

Sandgate Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Sandgate Beach has dog restrictions.
Sandgate beach between Princes Parade junction and Sandgate Castle, No dogs May to October.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches at Folkestone, 46 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Sandgate Beach Photos

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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 19.6℃ to 20.7℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 17.6℃ to 19.6℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Aug 17
Expect a temp in the range 17.5℃ to 18.3℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Aug 18
Expect a temp in the range 16.9℃ to 17.6℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (NNE)
Friday, Aug 19
Expect a temp in the range 16.6℃ to 18.6℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Aug 20
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 15.4℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Aug 21
Expect a temp in the range 13℃ to 15.3℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (W)

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

Sandgate Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Sandgate Beach is at Folkestone 4.03 km (2.50 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Mon 15 Aug
   High Tide at 01:47 (Height 7.10m)
   Low Tide at 09:31 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 14:01 (Height 7.37m)
   Low Tide at 21:52 (Height 0.41m)
Tue 16 Aug
   High Tide at 02:28 (Height 6.97m)
   Low Tide at 10:05 (Height 0.78m)
   High Tide at 14:43 (Height 7.24m)
   Low Tide at 22:27 (Height 0.64m)
Wed 17 Aug
   High Tide at 03:10 (Height 6.77m)
   Low Tide at 10:36 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 15:26 (Height 7.00m)
   Low Tide at 23:00 (Height 1.00m)
Thu 18 Aug
   High Tide at 03:53 (Height 6.49m)
   Low Tide at 11:06 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 16:11 (Height 6.67m)
   Low Tide at 23:33 (Height 1.44m)
Fri 19 Aug
   High Tide at 04:42 (Height 6.16m)
   Low Tide at 11:38 (Height 1.80m)
   High Tide at 17:01 (Height 6.26m)
   Low Tide at 00:11 (Height 1.90m)
Sat 20 Aug
   High Tide at 05:41 (Height 5.81m)
   Low Tide at 12:23 (Height 2.22m)
   High Tide at 18:01 (Height 5.86m)
Sun 21 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:08 (Height 2.30m)
   High Tide at 06:51 (Height 5.56m)
   Low Tide at 13:37 (Height 2.51m)
   High Tide at 19:16 (Height 5.60m)

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