We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Beautiful views

Wonderful secluded beach not very big but ideal for a short walk plus you have the coast guard pub... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
louisehI9623YQ
,
Folkestone, United Kingdom
via mobile
A Beautiful Place

I love this place so much that i always come her when ever i visit Dover. The views are stunning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TinyBrewmaker120
,
Caterham, United Kingdom
Read all 468 reviews
168
All photos (168)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rock pools”(20 reviews)
“pebble beach”(26 reviews)
“noel coward”(19 reviews)
About
Contact
Bay Hill, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DX, England
Improve This Listing
Reviews (468)
Filter reviews
430 results
Traveller rating
233
163
25
7
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
233
163
25
7
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rock pools pebble beach noel coward narrow road car park coast guard white cliffs coastguard restaurant public toilets lovely beach low tide pay and display lovely pub margaret's bay st margaret worth a visit tea shop
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 430 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful secluded beach not very big but ideal for a short walk plus you have the coast guard pub down there

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank louisehI9623YQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place so much that i always come her when ever i visit Dover. The views are stunning and watching the ferry's and ships come into the port are magical. The food is delicious and the staff are very friendly and always very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TinyBrewmaker120
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St Margaret's Bay Beach is a great spot to take the kids rock pooling while the dog runs around on the pebbly beach. There is parking just off the beach and a little cafe that does a fab coffee. There's also a pub/restaurant looking out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Catriona B
Reviewed 9 December 2018

I love this very dramatic place, to stand under the white cliffs of Doveri if the tide will let you is a unique experience. Pity we could not get a table for lunch we were starving.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We have been at St Margaret Bay so many times throughout the year in all seasons. Great nearby walks. The cafe is open most of year and the Coastguard has great food.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank castel2747
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice place. This is well worth a visit, if you are in the area. A beautiful place for a walk but be careful because the tide comes in very quickly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank apritchy
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Steep chalk cliffs and amazing walk along the top either way between SMB and Dover. Good pubs around including the Zetland Arms a little further towards Deal at Kingsdown.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David E
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I,m almost tempted not to write this review because too many visitors would change the nature of this beautiful little bay. It,s quite and there are no amusement arcades of shops (there,s hardly room, but that is its charm. A restaurant and a tea kiosk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank K8873UWdavidf
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This is an excellent beach and part of the walking trail. There are great close-up views of the White Cliffs. There is a Pay-and-Display cark park at the bottom of a steep and winding road to access it. The beach is served by an excellent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikesierra
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We were staying at the far end of the beach right under the cliffs at Sea Purse, a property once owned by Noel Coward, our host was awaiting an opportunity to swim the Channel. On a clear day there are great views across the channel...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank xyjason
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
The White Cliffs Bunkhouse Hotel
393 reviews
.35 miles away
The Swingate Inn and Hotel
99 reviews
1.76 miles away
Premier Inn Dover East Hotel
606 reviews
2.19 miles away
Loddington House
158 reviews
2.87 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4 nearby restaurants
The Pines Garden Tea Room
314 reviews
.23 miles away
The Smugglers Bar and Restaurant
510 reviews
.39 miles away
The Coastguard Restaurant
445 reviews
.26 miles away
The White Cliffs Bunkhouse Kitchen Bar
237 reviews
.36 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2 nearby attractions
St Margaret's Museum
45 reviews
.33 miles away
Dover Patrol Memorial
42 reviews
.02 miles away
The Pines Garden
141 reviews
.29 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
EmmaJ3206
7 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
Don't see why not, particularly if you dispose of it properly afterwards.
0
Votes
_tracey_field
6 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
1
Vote
JayDee60
19 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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.
0
Votes