Abbot’s Cliff

Visit Abbot’s Cliff

Abbot’s Cliff between Folkestone and Dover is a remote warren with shingle beach with secluded spots to sunbathe. Popular with naturists the beach is accessed from Samphire Hoe Country Park and ‘The Warren’ Country Park.

Just to the West of Samphire Hoe Country Park visitors can reach the beach at low tide or walk along the sea wall from the Eastern Pleasure Beach off Wear Bay Road, Folkestone.

The imposing Chalk cliffs dominate, but beware of falling chalk. It is not advisable to sit directly underneath.

Did you Know? You can find an Acoustic Sound Mirror at Abbots Cliff.

Abbot’s Cliff is dog friendly and also a unique destination for rock climbers.

This beach is …

  • Dog friendly with restrictions during the summer
  • Great for families

Have a great day out along the coast.

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Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

LOCATION: Capel le Ferne Folkestone, Kent CT18 7HZ
NEAREST TRAIN : Folkestone Central or Dover Priory (South Eastern Railway)
Map of Abbot’s Cliff

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