Beaches in Kent

Kent's coastline stretches for 350 miles, hugging the southeast corner of England and boasting the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover - a welcome and nostalgic sight for many a sea-faring traveller.

From generous sandy beaches and family-friendly bays to historic seafront towns and busy shipping harbours, the coastline of Kent offers a multitude of contrasts. The sheer variety of landscapes in this corner of England is nothing short of spectacular, and behind every famous landmark and glorious family beach is a friendly tearoom or a cosy traditional pub, offering the perfect pitstop after a hard day exploring the coast.

Stay at the Camping and Caravanning Club's Folkestone Campsite and enjoy a spectacular clifftop spot right above Kent's famous chalky coastline. Find out more about this site, and the best local beaches, below.

Beaches near Folkestone Club Campsite, Kent
Folkestone, Kent

Just below our Folkestone Campsite is a lovely shingle beach, while Folkestone (pictured) itself boasts a glorious seafront with a lovely long stretch of sand and shingle, backed by a promenade. Nearby is The Royal Military Canal with its straight and seemingly endless towpath, an excellent long-distance footpath which forms part of the Saxon Shoreway.

Around half an hour's drive east of the campsite beyond Dover is St Margaret's Bay, a small shingle beach overlooked by Kent's famous white chalk cliffs. Pause to sup a refreshing cup of tea in the beach cafe and pick up the obligatory postcard adorned with Dover's distinctive coastal landmark. Continue further on towards the historic town of Sandwich and enjoy the long stretch of beach at Sandwich Bay, an attractive seafront close to a nature reserve. Sandwich itself is well worth a visit to explore its medieval history, lovely beamed buildings and quaint shops.

Head west from Folkestone Campsite and you'll find the superb family-friendly stretches of Dymchurch Beach and St Mary's Bay, a sweeping beach close to the wetlands of Romney Marsh - a rich wildlife habitat offering wonderful walking and cycling trails.

Beach Name
Dog Friendly (all year)
Suitable Disabled Access
Toilets Nearby
Car Park
Drive From Club Site (Minutes)
Full Listing
Folkestone


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16
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Hythe

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16
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St Margaret's Bay
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26
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St Mary's Bay


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26
Beach CTA
Dymchurch

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30
Beach CTA

About Folkestone Club Campsite

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You can't get much closer to the beach than this. Boasting a glorious clifftop location with uninterrupted views of the sea and the chalky cliffs of the Dover-Folkestone Heritage Coast, our Folkestone Campsite is beach camping at its best.

Surrounded by the trees, plantlife and meandering walking trails of The Warren, a local Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Folkestone Campsite is a superb spot for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, anglers and beach-lovers. It's great for families, given its proximity to the beach and excellent on-site facilities including a family shower room and washing and laundry areas.

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