Sunny Sands Beach

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.
Sunny Sands, No dogs allowed 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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Sunny Sands 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 7.6℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Dec 01rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (NNE)
Friday, Dec 02rain
Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (E)
Saturday, Dec 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Dec 04rain
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (E)
Monday, Dec 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (ESE)
Tuesday, Dec 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (E)

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

Sunny Sands Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Sunny Sands Beach is at Folkestone 0.60 km (0.37 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 30 Nov
   High Tide at 03:13 (Height 6.45m)
   Low Tide at 10:38 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 16:04 (Height 6.14m)
   Low Tide at 23:08 (Height 2.01m)
Thu 01 Dec
   High Tide at 04:28 (Height 6.24m)
   Low Tide at 11:50 (Height 1.81m)
   High Tide at 17:32 (Height 6.01m)
Fri 02 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:23 (Height 2.09m)
   High Tide at 05:49 (Height 6.17m)
   Low Tide at 13:03 (Height 1.75m)
   High Tide at 18:48 (Height 6.05m)
Sat 03 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:35 (Height 1.98m)
   High Tide at 07:01 (Height 6.27m)
   Low Tide at 14:13 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 19:49 (Height 6.21m)
Sun 04 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:40 (Height 1.78m)
   High Tide at 07:58 (Height 6.46m)
   Low Tide at 15:17 (Height 1.37m)
   High Tide at 20:37 (Height 6.39m)
Mon 05 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:39 (Height 1.55m)
   High Tide at 08:46 (Height 6.64m)
   Low Tide at 16:13 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 21:20 (Height 6.56m)
Tue 06 Dec
   Low Tide at 04:30 (Height 1.37m)
   High Tide at 09:29 (Height 6.78m)
   Low Tide at 16:59 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 21:56 (Height 6.69m)

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