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Tankerton Beach Beach

Whitstable, Kent

A shingle beach with timber groynes and sand at low tide. The grassy slopes that lead down from Marine Parade enhance the rural character of the beach. It has a number of wooden beach huts, and is popular with families.

Weather and Tides


30 May 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature19°C (66°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed13mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise04:49 BST
Sunset20:59 BST


31 May 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature10°C (50°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed8mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise04:48 BST
Sunset21:00 BST


High tide: 02:36 BST
(01:36 30 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:20 BST
(09:20 30 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:03 BST
(14:03 30 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:42 BST
(21:42 30 May 2017 GMT)


High tide: 03:33 BST
(02:33 31 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:08 BST
(10:08 31 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:01 BST
(15:01 31 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:34 BST
(22:34 31 May 2017 GMT)


High tide: 04:35 BST
(03:35 1 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:02 BST
(11:02 1 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:01 BST
(16:01 1 June 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Folkestone) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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