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 9.1℃ to 11.5℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Sep 28
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Sep 29
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Sep 30
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Oct 01
Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 14.9 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Oct 02
Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 12.8℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (W)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 9.5℃ to 11.3℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (WNW)

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.

Tue 27 Sep
   Low Tide at 06:39 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 11:21 (Height 7.19m)
   Low Tide at 19:00 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 23:35 (Height 7.08m)
Wed 28 Sep
   Low Tide at 07:13 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 11:52 (Height 7.25m)
   Low Tide at 19:34 (Height 0.86m)
Thu 29 Sep
   High Tide at 00:06 (Height 7.13m)
   Low Tide at 07:46 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 12:26 (Height 7.26m)
   Low Tide at 20:07 (Height 0.94m)
Fri 30 Sep
   High Tide at 00:41 (Height 7.10m)
   Low Tide at 08:19 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 13:04 (Height 7.15m)
   Low Tide at 20:40 (Height 1.13m)
Sat 01 Oct
   High Tide at 01:22 (Height 6.93m)
   Low Tide at 08:55 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 13:48 (Height 6.88m)
   Low Tide at 21:18 (Height 1.45m)
Sun 02 Oct
   High Tide at 02:10 (Height 6.57m)
   Low Tide at 09:37 (Height 1.68m)
   High Tide at 14:41 (Height 6.43m)
   Low Tide at 22:05 (Height 1.90m)
Mon 03 Oct
   High Tide at 03:14 (Height 6.07m)
   Low Tide at 10:32 (Height 2.11m)
   High Tide at 16:04 (Height 5.93m)
   Low Tide at 23:10 (Height 2.34m)

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