Kingsdown Beach (aka Oldstairs Bay)

Kingsdown Beach is part of a large stretch of shingle beach that at the southern end sits under large white chalk cliffs and towards the north is backed by grass areas. As the tide goes out you get areas of compact sand below the shingle bank and a chalk shelf.

The beach is also known as Oldstairs Bay and is located at the northern end of the White Cliffs of Dover, part of the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) that stretches to Folkestone, with the beach and nearby downs being home to migrating birds and rare plants.

Facilities at the beach are limited but include parking on the road, nearby pubs, toilets, and beach huts.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Kingsdown Beach has dog restrictions.
Kingsdown beach allows dogs on leads.

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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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Feb 01fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.1℃ to 1.5℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (W)

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

Kingsdown Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Kingsdown Beach is at Deal 3.69 km (2.29 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Tue 31 Jan
   Low Tide at 01:15 (Height 2.13m)
   High Tide at 06:42 (Height 5.07m)
   Low Tide at 13:57 (Height 2.02m)
   High Tide at 19:33 (Height 4.89m)
Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:29 (Height 2.18m)
   High Tide at 08:06 (Height 5.00m)
   Low Tide at 15:04 (Height 2.04m)
   High Tide at 20:51 (Height 5.00m)
Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:38 (Height 2.01m)
   High Tide at 09:29 (Height 5.15m)
   Low Tide at 16:06 (Height 1.92m)
   High Tide at 21:53 (Height 5.24m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:36 (Height 1.75m)
   High Tide at 10:24 (Height 5.37m)
   Low Tide at 16:57 (Height 1.74m)
   High Tide at 22:36 (Height 5.49m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:25 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 11:01 (Height 5.54m)
   Low Tide at 17:40 (Height 1.59m)
   High Tide at 23:10 (Height 5.69m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:05 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 11:29 (Height 5.65m)
   Low Tide at 18:17 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 23:41 (Height 5.82m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:41 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 11:56 (Height 5.71m)
   Low Tide at 18:51 (Height 1.39m)

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