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Hythe Beach

Hythe, Kent

A steep pebble beach with some shingle at the rear. At low tide the flat part of the beach is exposed. A promenade runs behind the beach.

Beach Type



Toilets with disabled facilities
There are many tea rooms and small cafes on Hythe High Street
A short walk away



Nature and Wildlife

The Royal Military Canal Path forms part of the Saxon Shoreway. which is a long distance footpath.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily and there are litter bins on the promenade which are emptied regularly.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Folkestone Visitor Centre Harbour Street Folkestone Tel: 01303 258594


Nearest town: Hythe
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0641, 1.08312
Postcode: CT21 6DE
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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


M20. A20. A261 to Hythe or from the east - A259. Access to the beach is via West Parade Road. There are steps onto the beach from the walkway by the road.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Folkestone Central. There is a bus from Folkestone town centre to Hythe.

Nearest Railway Stations

Sandling (Approx. 2 miles away)
Westenhanger (Approx. 3 miles away)
Folkestone West (Approx. 4 miles away)
Folkestone Central (Approx. 4 miles away)
Ham Street (Approx. 10 miles away)

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


There are various public car parks in Hythe town centre.

Nearby Car Parks

Mount Street, Hythe (Short stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Portland Road, Hythe (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
The Paddocks, Hythe (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Princes Parade West, Hythe (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Military Road, Hythe (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Sea Point, Hythe (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Sandgate Esplande, Folkestone (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Sandling Station, Sandling (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Royal Military Canal, West Hythe (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
West Hythe Bridge, West Hythe (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Hythe