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St Margaret`s Bay Beach

Dover, Kent

St. Margaret's Bay is a small bay' with a shingle beach backed by chalk cliffs. and is popular in the summer with residents and visitors alike.

Beach Type



Toilets are available including facilities for the disabled
Cafes and restaurants back the beach
A slipway is available for boat launching


Swimming and fishing

Nature and Wildlife

Good rock-pools.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned manually on a daily basis by SITA (GB) Ltd on behalf of Dover District Council. Dogs are not banned but dog litter bins are provided.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre. Townwall Street. Dover. CT16 1JR. Tel: 01304 205108.


Nearest town: Dover
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1493, 1.3863
Postcode: CT15 6DX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Beach is accessed from the A258 and then through the village of St. Margarets at Cliffe.

Public Transport

Martin Mill Station is some 3km west of St. Margarets Bay. There is no direct bus link.

Nearest Railway Stations

Martin Mill (Approx. 2 miles away)
Walmer (Approx. 4 miles away)
Dover Priory (Approx. 4 miles away)
Deal (Approx. 5 miles away)
Kearsney (Kent) (Approx. 5 miles away)

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


Parking is available for approximately 30 cars for a charge.

Nearby Car Parks

The Bay, St Margarets at Cliffe (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Reach Road, St Margarets at Cliffe (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Martin Mill Station, Martin Mill (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
White Cliffs, Dover (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Eastern Docks, Dover (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Dover Harbour Board - Red, Dover (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Dover Castle, Dover (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Dover Castle - Colton's Gate, Dover (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Danes Recreation Ground, Dover (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Townwall Street, Dover (Short stay).
About 3.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Dover