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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The tide at Folkestone Beach is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 1:20 PM, and the next low tide will be at approximately 8:52 PM.
Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low
Approximate sea surface temperature: 18°CDetailed weather and tides »
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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
around 2 miles northeast as the seagull flies, around 2 miles by road.
around 12 miles northeast as the seagull flies, around 15 miles by road.
around 9 miles west-southwest as the seagull flies, around 11 miles by road.
around 2 miles west as the seagull flies, around 2 miles by road.
around 3 miles west as the seagull flies, around 3 miles by road.
around 4 miles west as the seagull flies, around 5 miles by road.
Location type: Urban
OS Grid: TR231356
Local Authority: Shepway
Nearest postcode: CT20 1QL
(for sat-nav purposes only, a beach does not have a postal address!)
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