St Margarets Bay Beach

St Margarets Bay beach, Dover, Kent

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Dover, 45 beaches in Kent, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • St Margarets Bay Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Monday, with temperatures peaking at 23°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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    19
       0%  0%   7 mph
      4:52 am    8:53 pm
    Friday, May 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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    21
       0%  0%   12 mph
      4:51 am    8:54 pm

    Saturday, May 27th
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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    23
       3%  10%   9 mph
      4:50 am    8:55 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain overnight.
     
    14
    -> 
    21
       1%  52%   1 mph
      4:49 am    8:56 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    14
    -> 
    20
       65%  73%   4 mph
      4:48 am    8:58 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
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    19
       4%  38%   5 mph
      4:47 am    8:59 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    16
       7%  88%   9 mph
      4:46 am    9:00 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    17
       3%  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.
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