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Sandgate West Beach

Kent, England

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Sandgate is a resort beach in the western outskirts of Folkestone, Kent.

It is situated at the northern edge of Hythe Bay, which stretches from Folkestone down to the headland of Dungeness. The beach at Sandgate is predominantly shingle with wide shallow sand flats exposed at low water. Further east there is a breakwater. The beach is backed by a promenade, followed by a green belt between the beach and the Royal Military Canal.

Sandgate West Beach is adjacent to the Kent Coastline Walk.


Weather and tides for Friday 21 June

Chance of rain 12%
Min temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 16mph
Tomorrow (Saturday)
Chance of rain 72%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 9mph
Max UV Index

The tide at Sandgate West Beach is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 11:20 PM, and the next low tide will be at approximately 6:55 AM tomorrow.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   14.6°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near Sandgate West Beach

Things to do and see in the area

Hendricks of Hythe (1.6 miles)
St Leonard's Church (1.8 miles)
Crypt of St. Leonard (1.8 miles)
Lower Leas Coastal Park (1.9 miles)
Kent Ballooning (2 miles)
The Leas Promenade (2.2 miles)
Kent Battle of Britain Museum (3.1 miles)
Battle of Britain Memorial (3.8 miles)

All distances are approximate

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Location: Seabrook, Hythe

Location type: Urban

OS Grid: TR189348

County: Kent

Country: England

Local Authority: Shepway

Parish: Hythe

Nearest postcode: CT21 5QT

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

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