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Folkestone Beach

Folkestone, Kent

This sand and shingle beach is located in a bay, backed by cliffs.

Beach Type



Cafe / restaurants
First aid post


Swimming and surfing

Nature and Wildlife

Walks - The Warren. The Leas. Coastal Park. Wear Bay Road is part of a cycle route.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the lifeguards and cleansing operatives.


Dogs are banned from May - October.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Folkestone Tourist Information Centre Harbour Street Folkestone CT20 1QN Tel: 01303 258594 e-mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Folkestone
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0818, 1.19426
Postcode: CT19 6AU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Folkestone, Kent at Explore Britain.


Access to the beach is via steps from Wear Bay Road. and via the Stade.

Public Transport

Buses stop at Tontine Street. opposite The Stade. The nearest train station is in Folkestone.

Nearest Railway Stations

Folkestone Central (About a mile away)
Folkestone West (About a mile and a half away)
Sandling (Approx. 5 miles away)
Kearsney (Kent) (Approx. 6 miles away)
Dover Priory (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is no car parking available. but on-street car parking is available on Wear Bay Road.

Nearby Car Parks

East Cliff Pavilion, Folkestone (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Tram Road, Folkestone (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Harbourside, Folkestone (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Lower Payers Park (Mill Bay), Folkestone (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Upper Payers Park, Folkestone (Short stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Marine Parade, Folkestone (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Shellons Street (St Eanswythe Way), Folkestone (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Roman Villa Site, Folkestone (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Forresters Way, Folkestone (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Marina, Folkestone (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Folkestone