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.

Abbots Cliff Sound Mirror

Did you Know? You can find an Acoustic Sound Mirror at Abbots Cliff, built in 1928.

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

This beach is …

  • A Shingle Beach
  • A Naturist Spot

What to see and do

  • Look out for the Sound Mirror
  • Go Rock Climbing

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Places to stay

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Getting To Abbot’s Cliff

Beach Location

Capel le Ferne Folkestone, Kent CT18 7HZ


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Folkestone Central or Dover Priory (South Eastern Railway)

Getting to the beach

Map of Abbot’s Cliff Beach

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