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Sandgate - Town Centre Beach

Folkestone, Kent

A steeply sloping quiet shingle beach, which has a promenade, and is very good for fishing.

Beach Type



Sandgate has toilets
Fish and chip shops
Restaurants and pubs



Nature and Wildlife

There is a promenade for a stroll and a coast path to take you further afield. with plenty to explore along the coast.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

FOLKESTONE TIC Harbour Street. Folkestone Kent. CT20 1QN Tel: 01303 258594


Nearest town: Folkestone
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0723, 1.14507
Postcode: CT20 3BY
(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.


Take the M20 towards Folkestone and turn off at junction 12. head south and follow signs to Sandgate.

Public Transport

The nearest station is Folkestone with local bus connections

Nearest Railway Stations

Folkestone West (About a mile away)
Folkestone Central (About a mile and a half away)
Sandling (Approx. 3 miles away)
Westenhanger (Approx. 5 miles away)
Kearsney (Kent) (Approx. 8 miles away)

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


There are two small car parks and parking available on the streets near the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Castle Road, Sandgate (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Gough Road, Sandgate (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Wilberforce Road, Sandgate (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Golden Valley, Folkestone (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Sandgate Esplande, Folkestone (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Folkestone West Station, Folkestone (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Lower Sandgate Road West, Sandgate (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Sea Point, Hythe (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Broomfield Road, Cheriton (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Folkestone Central Station, Folkestone (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Folkestone