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Folkestone Beach

Kent, England

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Folkestone bathing water is a resort beach in Kent.

It is situated at the northern edge of Hythe Bay, which stretches from Folkestone down to the headland of Dungeness. The beach is of fine sand mixed with occasional gravel. It is only 200 metres wide and enclosed in a small bay with chalk cliffs in the east and a breakwater in the west. Adjacent to the breakwater is a small harbour. The bay is backed by a promenade and rocky cliffs.

Folkestone Beach is adjacent to the Kent Coastline Walk.

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Weather and tides for Saturday 18 May

Chance of rain 52%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph
Max UV Index
Chance of rain 16%
Min temp. 12°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph

The tide at Folkestone Beach is currently falling. Low tide will be at approximately 3:20 PM, and the next high tide will be at approximately 8:45 PM.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   12.9°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near Folkestone Beach

Things to do and see in the area

The Leas Promenade (0.4 miles)
Lower Leas Coastal Park (0.7 miles)
Battle of Britain Memorial (1.6 miles)
Kent Battle of Britain Museum (2.8 miles)
Hendricks of Hythe (4.2 miles)
St Leonard's Church (4.3 miles)
Crypt of St. Leonard (4.3 miles)
Kent Ballooning (4.5 miles)

All distances are approximate

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Location: Folkestone

Location type: Urban

OS Grid: TR231356

County: Kent

Country: England

Local Authority: Shepway

Parish: Folkestone

Nearest postcode: CT20 1QL

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Visitor information for Folkestone Beach, Kent, England. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

British Beaches is a Good Stuff website. Sat, 18 May 2024 11:37:39 +0100