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Place Category: Beaches
St Margarets Bay beach is a mix of sand, pebbles and shingles under white chalk cliffs.
The beach at St Margaret’s is famous for being the closest point to France, and is often where Channel swimmers begin their 21 mile swim.
Facilities include parking, toilets, cafe and slipway.
We have no dog information for St Margarets Bay beach.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for St Margarets Bay Beach.
St Margarets Bay Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain on Monday, with temperatures peaking at 23°C on Saturday.Clear throughout the day.Today's Forecast
12->190% 0% 7 mph
4:52 am 8:53 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, May 26th
13->210% 0% 12 mph
4:51 am 8:54 pmPartly cloudy starting in the evening.Saturday, May 27th
15->233% 10% 9 mph
4:50 am 8:55 pmLight rain overnight.Sunday, May 28th
14->211% 52% 1 mph
4:49 am 8:56 pmLight rain in the morning.Monday, May 29th
14->2065% 73% 4 mph
4:48 am 8:58 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
13->194% 38% 5 mph
4:47 am 8:59 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
13->167% 88% 9 mph
4:46 am 9:00 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
13->173% 76% 12 mph
4:46 am 9:01 pm
St Margarets Bay Beach Tide Times
St Margarets Bay Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area