Hythe Beach

Hythe beach is a large pebble beach backed by a concrete promenade. You have three stretches of beach:

  • The Main Beach stretches from Twiss Road, along West Parade until you reach Fisherman’s Beach.
  • Fisherman’s beach is a working beach where the boats are kept on the beach and you have a fishmongers cafe that sells local catch of the day. The fisherman was granted the right to maintain boats on the beach in the 15th century, a right confirmed by Elizabeth 1st when creating the Cinque Ports in return for providing crews for the “Men of War” that fought in the battle against the Spanish Armada.
  • Foreshore beach is closed when the MOD Hythe firing range is active. When the range is not in use, the public may walk the foreshore path from Fisherman’s beach to the Redoubt at Tankerton Beach.

The beach has steps and some ramps from the promenade and although the pebble area at the top is wide you do have a steep slope down to the water and/or low tide part of the beach.

Hythe beach is zoned, with swimming and boat launch areas. Personal craft can be launched at the Smugglers Slipway, 450m to the East of Twiss Road, whilst motorized craft can be launched at the Battery Point Slipway, 2km East of Twiss Road.

Midway along West Parade, you have the Hythe and Saltwood Sailing Club.

Parking is on the road or a small pay and display car park. Cafe and restaurant on the concrete promenade backing onto the beach. Toilets have disabled facilities (open from Easter to October).

Dog Friendly Beach?

Hythe Beach has dog restrictions.
Hythe beach does not allow dogs between St Leonards Road and Twiss Road, during May to October.

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

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Hythe 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 7.8℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06fog
Expect a temp in the range 2.1℃ to 3℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Feb 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 3.7℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.9℃ to 1.5℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (E)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (S)
Friday, Feb 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (N)

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

Hythe Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Hythe Beach is at Folkestone 8.04 km (5.00 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:07 (Height 1.54m)
   High Tide at 10:24 (Height 6.34m)
   Low Tide at 17:27 (Height 1.53m)
   High Tide at 22:39 (Height 6.56m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:48 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 10:56 (Height 6.48m)
   Low Tide at 18:05 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 23:11 (Height 6.71m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:24 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 11:25 (Height 6.57m)
   Low Tide at 18:39 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 23:40 (Height 6.79m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:59 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 11:53 (Height 6.60m)
   Low Tide at 19:12 (Height 1.23m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 00:10 (Height 6.81m)
   Low Tide at 07:33 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 12:21 (Height 6.61m)
   Low Tide at 19:45 (Height 1.19m)
Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 00:36 (Height 6.81m)
   Low Tide at 08:06 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 12:47 (Height 6.61m)
   Low Tide at 20:16 (Height 1.19m)
Fri 10 Feb
   High Tide at 01:03 (Height 6.83m)
   Low Tide at 08:38 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 13:14 (Height 6.64m)
   Low Tide at 20:47 (Height 1.24m)

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