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St Margaret's Bay Beach

Bay Hill, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DX, England
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worth the effort in tackling narrow road with tight corners

once you have decided to tackle this road and all the corners which is sometimes tricky you then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mprice867
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
Very cute beach location

Close to Dover and easy to reach (but make sure your sat-nav is up to date!). Good starting point... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pdb2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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“rock pools” (19 reviews)
“pebble beach” (25 reviews)
“noel coward” (17 reviews)
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Bay Hill, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DX, England
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"rock pools"
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"pebble beach"
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"car park"
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"narrow road"
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"white cliffs"
in 80 reviews
"tea hut"
in 6 reviews
"public toilets"
in 10 reviews
"low tide"
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"coastguard restaurant"
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"coast guard"
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"lovely beach"
in 10 reviews
"nice pub"
in 9 reviews
"pay and display"
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"margaret's bay"
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"the cliff"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

once you have decided to tackle this road and all the corners which is sometimes tricky you then have the joy of facing out to sea tucked away from bustle of nearby Dover ;ferries easily seen on start/finish of their crossing to Continent. Car park...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to Dover and easy to reach (but make sure your sat-nav is up to date!). Good starting point for local hikes (poor sign-posting however, so come prepared!).

Thank pdb2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little shingle beach to walk on. Quite quiet both times we have been. Snack bar and lovely pub to get refreshments and public toilets. Great walk up onto the white cliffs too with another tea room at the top.

Thank SHARON B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure quite what to expect, thought it would be just another beach, but it's beautiful. Such a warm feeling on the bay beach, facing France, with the huge white chalk cliffs beside you. Just stunning!

Thank TimBrown111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The white cliff are unmissable, the panorama is stunning. If you arrive with the car the parking fees are £4.00 and you can stay as long as needed.

Thank lulup86
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Nice view of White Cliffs. There is quite a lot of parking spaces and the road leads all the way down to beach (very steep road). There are two choices of eatery on the weekend.

Thank Olenka1980
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

There is a great view of the white cliff from here. We arrived very early in the morning and there was not many people here. It started to get busy after 10 am. Having the breakfast at the snack bar facing the sea and cliff...More

2  Thank alienwang2012
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Car parking on beach. Ian flemmings house is next to car park. Toilets ok and a ice cream place and pub. Enjoyed stoney beach and exploring the little caves (holes) that are dotted about.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice walk around st margarets. Be prepared for a steep hill down to the beach and the up on the return leg. It was a nice ride down and a long walk up, but once i got my breathe back worth it.

4  Thank chunk M
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Walked through the bay as part of a walk along the white cliffs. A beautiful small bay which looked at it's best in the sunshine with few other people around. There is car parking available, but I suspect it will get very busy in the...More

Thank Mark P
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_tracey_field
7 June 2018|
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Response from Lord_of_beard | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on the beach but not between 9am and 6pm between May and September. To be honest though this ‘rule’ does not appear hard and fast and you can expect it to be enforced only on busier dates. The pub allows... More
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JayDee60
19 October 2017|
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Response from NickiG555 | Reviewed this property |
I think that you might be able to from the top side. The beach has lots of cliffs along it that jut out into the water, so the answer is no, not along the beach.
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christine k
8 May 2017|
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Response from Sonya P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I do not know the Windsor Lodge. I am sure it will be lovely as St Margaret's is a beautiful place. It is quite hilly though so be prepared with good support shoes.
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