6 spectacular Kent beaches close to our Folkestone Club Site

Kent is the king of quintessential British beach holidays. Home to the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover, the Kent coastline spans 350 miles, boasting beautiful beaches bursting with character. Our Folkestone Club Site is one of our finest Kent Coast Campsites from which to explore this southeast corner of England.

Kent’s coastal scene certainly has a unique aura and vitality. Home to sweeping sandy beaches, family-friendly bays, historic seafront towns and bustling shipping harbours, the Kent shoreline is coursing with contrasts that stir the emotions. The sheer variety of scenery sets this corner of England apart, it’s simply a stunning part of the world.

Witness spectacular sunsets at the height of spring and summer as the sun’s rays strike the surface of the sea causing it to shimmer and glisten. It’s a truly splendid site to behold from the Kent shoreline. We invite you to bask in the beauty of Kent’s beaches and enjoy our fabulous Folkestone Club Site, set atop a spectacular cliff overlooking the region’s famous chalky coastline. Here are 6, must see beaches you can visit during your stay with us…

Beaches near our Folkestone Campsite, Kent

#1 At the foot of our Folkestone Club Site is a scenic shingle beach that’s perfect for a seaside view without having to venture too far. It’s an ideal spot for families, birdwatchers, sea anglers and walkers.

#2 Approximately 16-minutes away, by car, is Folkestone itself. Home to a heart-warming beach with a lovely long stretch of sand and shingle, the seafront is surrounded by a combination of colossal cliffs and a prominent promenade. It’s the perfect place for water activities such as surfing and swimming.

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. The canal has plenty to keep you occupied, whether it’s walking, cycling, boating or fishing. It has a fascinating history too, which is well worth learning about.

Folkestone, Kent

#3 About 30 minutes east of the Folkestone Club Site, beyond Dover, is the serene St Margaret’s Bay. This small, shingle beach is overlooked by Kent’s illustrious white chalk cliffs. It’s a great site to enjoy outdoor recreations and dogs are welcome all year round. The beach is a favourite among locals and visitors alike.

Ripe with rockpools and perfect for swimming and fishing, St Margaret’s Bay is an attractive little alcove bursting with character. If stunning views are what you seek, the bay is a hotspot of sensational sights that will leave you lost for words.

#4 Continue on from St Margaret’s Bay and you will arrive in the historic town of Sandwich. Characterised by a sweeping stretch of sand at Sandwich Bay, the beach is an attractive setting situated close to a nature reserve and bordered to the north by the resplendent River Stour.

Sandwich itself is steeped in medieval history, which is worth exploring, while a maze of bodacious beamed buildings and quaint shops give you a taste of town life on the Kent coast.

#5 Head west from our Folkestone Club Site and you will reach St Mary’s Bay, home to an exquisite stretch of sand, which spans at least half a mile during low tide. Sitting pretty - close to the wetlands of Romney Marsh, one of three coastal marshlands in the southeast - at the height of summer, St Mary’s Bay is brilliant for bathing and is super family-friendly.

Walkers can while away the hours too, enjoying a seaside saunter between Littlestone-on-sea to the south and Dymchurch to the north.

#6 Dymchurch Beach is a delightful stretch of golden sand that looks out across the English Channel. It’s a heavenly haven that’s heaving with miles of fine sand – it really is the crème de la crème of Kent’s beaches and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor.

Perfect for building sandcastles, playing beach sports, enjoying a swim or sunbathing, there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy. In the summer months there are donkey rides and there’s even a beach manager available to offer help and advice. Dogs are prohibited from 1 May to 30 September. 

With Dymchurch village sitting behind the beach, there’s access to plenty of amenities too including restaurants, pubs and amusements. It’s the perfect place to pitch up and spend the day. For an enthralling experience, hop aboard the steam railway which runs past Dymchurch beach. Running from Hythe to Dungeness, take a trip through some of Kent’s most picturesque countryside, including Romney Marsh. There are six stations you can stop off at along a 13 and a half mile stretch of track, with the journey taking about an hour.

The county of Kent offers some of Britain’s best coastal camping holidays. The region is idyllic and incredibly invigorating and its beaches are among the most attractive in the world. We invite you to enjoy a restful and memorable getaway experience, revelling in all that the famous Kent coastline has to offer. Our Kent coast campsites welcome you and are the perfect place to set up base and marvel at the sights and sounds of the southeast coast of England.