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.

Planning your visit to Kingsdown Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Kingsdown Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 16.1℃ to 18℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Oct 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 11.5℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Oct 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 12.2℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Oct 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 10.4℃ to 12℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Oct 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.3℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Oct 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.8℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Oct 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 14℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (SW)

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, helping you to plan the best time to visit Kingsdown Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 03 Oct
   High Tide at 01:19 (Height 6.36m)
   Low Tide at 08:29 (Height 1.01m)
   High Tide at 13:38 (Height 6.48m)
   Low Tide at 20:56 (Height 1.04m)
Wed 04 Oct
   High Tide at 02:00 (Height 6.13m)
   Low Tide at 09:01 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 14:21 (Height 6.16m)
   Low Tide at 21:26 (Height 1.44m)
Thu 05 Oct
   High Tide at 02:44 (Height 5.82m)
   Low Tide at 09:31 (Height 1.59m)
   High Tide at 15:08 (Height 5.75m)
   Low Tide at 21:52 (Height 1.90m)
Fri 06 Oct
   High Tide at 03:35 (Height 5.44m)
   Low Tide at 10:02 (Height 1.99m)
   High Tide at 16:04 (Height 5.29m)
   Low Tide at 22:23 (Height 2.36m)
Sat 07 Oct
   High Tide at 04:35 (Height 5.06m)
   Low Tide at 10:51 (Height 2.39m)
   High Tide at 17:08 (Height 4.89m)
   Low Tide at 23:50 (Height 2.77m)
Sun 08 Oct
   High Tide at 05:44 (Height 4.81m)
   Low Tide at 12:58 (Height 2.60m)
   High Tide at 18:23 (Height 4.70m)
Mon 09 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:44 (Height 2.79m)
   High Tide at 07:03 (Height 4.82m)
   Low Tide at 14:26 (Height 2.39m)
   High Tide at 20:33 (Height 4.84m)

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