Beach Weather in Folkestone Beach, Kent, United Kingdom

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Beach Weather Today in Folkestone Beach

Today the maximum temperature will be 20° which is warm and pleasant for sunbathing. Today the water temperature will be 15° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Today will be dry with no rain showers. Expect plentiful sunshine and mostly clear blue skies with an average cloud cover of 19%.

The winds will be cross-on shore and moderate at 21kmh from the South West. The moderate winds will keep the temperatures feeling cooler. The moderate onshore winds may make conditions a little more choppy for swimming.

Folkestone Beach faces South East and sunset will be over the land behind the beach at 08:58 PM. The skies should be fairly clear at that time, ideal for a sunset.

For Beach Weather for the next next 7 days, wind and wave conditions and tide and the next 14 days weather use the tabs below.

Beach Weather This Weekend in Folkestone Beach

This weekend the average maximum daily temperatures will be 20° which is not so warm but sunbathing may be possible. The average water temperature will be 15° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

There will be 1 day of very light rain. Saturday will be dry and Sunday will have 0.4mm of rain. Expect sunshine and sunny skies with an average cloud cover of 48%.

FOLKESTONE BEACH - BEACH WEATHER FORECAST

Sat 20th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
18° 17° 18° 21° 21° 21° 20° 19°
13% 9% 18% 14% 16% 19% 31% 36%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
Sun 21st July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
18° 17° 18° 20° 19° 20° 20° 18°
85% 23% 33% 89% 100% 100% 100% 84%
0.2mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
Mon 22nd July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
16° 14° 14° 18° 18° 19° 19° 17°
15% 5% 27% 63% 65% 58% 21% 85%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
Tue 23rd July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
17° 17° 18° 20° 20° 21° 19° 16°
100% 100% 35% 79% 62% 54% 59% 44%
0.5mm 0.2mm 0.0mm 0.4mm 0.4mm 0.4mm 0.2mm 0.0mm
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
Wed 24th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15° 14° 14° 17° 19° 19° 18° 15°
32% 57% 47% 72% 35% 36% 45% 56%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
Thu 25th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15° 15° 16° 19° 19° 17° 16° 16°
100% 13% 24% 47% 45% 66% 45% 100%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.2mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
Fri 26th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
16° 16° 16° 18° 19° 19° 19° 17°
100% 100% 77% 71% 75% 32% 57% 55%
0.1mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
Sat 20th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
16
kmh
18
kmh
19
kmh
18
kmh
21
kmh
18
kmh
5
kmh
6
kmh
0.4m
0.4m
0.6m
0.4m
0.8m
0.6m
0.2m
0.1m
3.1s 3.1s 3.2s 3.1s 3.1s 3.1s 3.1s 2.8s
Sun 21st July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10
kmh
8
kmh
8
kmh
11
kmh
19
kmh
4
kmh
11
kmh
9
kmh
0.1m
0.1m
0.1m
0.2m
0.4m
0.5m
0.4m
0.5m
2.8s 6.6s 6.6s 6.4s 6.2s 3.5s 4.1s 5.1s
Mon 22nd July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
18
kmh
19
kmh
18
kmh
23
kmh
31
kmh
32
kmh
32
kmh
26
kmh
0.7m
0.7m
0.5m
0.8m
1.2m
1.2m
1.1m
1.0m
5.2s 5.4s 4.2s 4.1s 4.0s 4.0s 4.0s 4.0s
Tue 23rd July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
24
kmh
26
kmh
22
kmh
21
kmh
16
kmh
9
kmh
22
kmh
26
kmh
0.9m
0.3m
0.4m
0.6m
0.5m
0.2m
0.7m
0.5m
4.0s 4.0s 5.4s 4.9s 4.5s 4.3s 4.0s 4.5s
Wed 24th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
22
kmh
20
kmh
23
kmh
20
kmh
13
kmh
13
kmh
8
kmh
9
kmh
0.6m
0.6m
0.6m
0.4m
0.4m
0.4m
0.3m
0.2m
4.8s 4.9s 5.2s 6.1s 5.2s 6.1s 6.1s 6.1s
Thu 25th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
13
kmh
16
kmh
17
kmh
22
kmh
24
kmh
16
kmh
11
kmh
18
kmh
0.2m
0.3m
0.3m
0.5m
0.6m
0.5m
0.4m
0.5m
6.1s 6.1s 6.2s 6.3s 6.3s 6.3s 6.2s 6.1s
Fri 26th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
19
kmh
13
kmh
5
kmh
1
kmh
10
kmh
12
kmh
7
kmh
8
kmh
0.5m
0.5m
0.5m
0.4m
0.8m
0.7m
0.7m
0.7m
6.1s 6.0s 5.9s 5.9s 5.8s 5.7s 5.7s 5.6s
Sat 20th July
5:43 AM 10:57 AM 6:11 PM 11:18 PM
0.80 5.70 0.80 5.80
Sun 21st July
6:37 AM 11:42 AM 7:03 PM
0.60 5.90 0.50
Mon 22nd July
12:03 AM 7:28 AM 12:25 PM 7:53 PM
6.00 0.40 6.10 0.30
Tue 23rd July
12:48 AM 8:17 AM 1:09 PM 8:41 PM
6.10 0.30 6.30 0.10
Wed 24th July
1:33 AM 9:03 AM 1:53 PM 9:27 PM
6.20 0.20 6.40 0.00
Thu 25th July
2:18 AM 9:47 AM 2:36 PM 10:11 PM
6.30 0.20 6.40 0.10
Fri 26th July
3:02 AM 10:29 AM 3:21 PM 10:54 PM
6.20 0.30 6.30 0.20
Sat 20th July
21°
0.0mm
20kmh SW
19%
Sun 21st July
21°
0.4mm
13kmh W
76%
Mon 22nd July
19°
0.0mm
28kmh SW
42%
Tue 23rd July
21°
2.1mm
15kmh WNW
66%
Wed 24th July
19°
0.0mm
12kmh NNE
47%
Thu 25th July
19°
0.2mm
24kmh SW
55%
Fri 26th July
19°
0.2mm
5kmh ESE
70%
Sat 27th July
21°
0.0mm
14kmh NNW
40%
Sun 28th July
21°
0.0mm
13kmh SSW
24%
Mon 29th July
21°
0.0mm
10kmh SSW
29%
Tue 30th July
21°
0.0mm
27kmh SW
24%
Wed 31st July
20°
0.1mm
30kmh SSW
55%
Thu 1st August
18°
0.5mm
50kmh SW
57%
Fri 2nd August
19°
0.1mm
43kmh WSW
61%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 20° which is not so warm but sunbathing may be possible on some days. The average water temperature will be 15° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea. There will be 7 days of very light rain with an average of 0.5mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 48%.

If you are sailing, windsurfing, fishing, surfing etc. in Folkestone Beach don't forget to check the tide and wind and wave conditions

Taking a Holiday at Folkestone Beach, Kent, England, United Kingdom

If you're looking to take a holiday at a beach in the United Kingdom, Folkestone Beach in Kent, England is a great option. Located on the southeastern coast of England, this charming coastal town offers beautiful views of the English Channel and plenty of activities to keep you entertained during your stay.

Beach Type

Folkestone Beach is primarily composed of pebbles and shingle, with some sandy areas exposed during low tide. The beach is backed by grassy cliffs, providing lovely scenery for beachgoers. While it may not be the powdery white sand that some people envision when they think of a perfect beach, the unique character of Folkestone Beach makes it an interesting and picturesque destination.

For snorkeling and diving enthusiasts, there are rocky areas along the coastline where marine life is abundant. These rockier sections provide excellent habitats for fish and other sea creatures, making it an ideal spot for underwater exploration.

Beach Activities

Folkestone Beach offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. Some popular activities include:

  • Swimming: The cool waters of the English Channel make for refreshing swims on warm days.
  • Rockpooling: Exploring the rock pools at low tide can reveal fascinating marine creatures such as crabs, starfish, and sea anemones.
  • Fishing: Folkestone's coastline is known for its excellent fishing opportunities; try your hand at catching mackerel or bass.
  • Coastal walks: Take in stunning views along cliff-top paths or stroll along The Leas promenade.
  • Creative Quarter: Visit Folkestone's vibrant arts scene with galleries, studios, and shops located near the Old High Street.
  • Harbour Arm: Enjoy food stalls and live music events throughout summer months on this restored harbor pier.

Accommodations

While there aren't any beach resorts directly on Folkestone Beach itself, there are several hotels within walking distance or a short drive from the beach. Some options include:

  • The Grand Burstin Hotel: A large, budget-friendly hotel overlooking the harbor with an indoor pool and fitness center.
  • The View Hotel: A modern, mid-range hotel with an on-site restaurant and bar, offering stunning sea views.
  • The Relish: A charming bed and breakfast located in a Georgian townhouse near the beach.

Areas to Stay In

When visiting Folkestone Beach, consider staying in one of these areas:

  • The Harbour area: Close to the beach and popular Harbour Arm, this area offers a range of dining options and shops.
  • The Leas: A scenic clifftop promenade with several hotels offering beautiful sea views.
  • The Creative Quarter: Perfect for art-lovers or those looking for a more vibrant atmosphere, this area is home to galleries, boutiques, and cafes.

Beach Amenities

Folkestone Beach provides several amenities for visitors to make their stay more enjoyable. These include:

  • Public toilets
  • Beach huts available for rent
  • Cafes and restaurants nearby
  • Lifeguards during peak season
  • Parking facilities close by

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