Shakespeare Beach

Visit Shakespeare Beach

Shakespeare Beach in Dover is a long shingle beach set in a bay near Shakespeare Cliff. At low tide there are deep rock pools to explore towards the cliff end of the beach.

The beach is the traditional starting point for swimmers crossing the Channel and after severe damage in the Christmas storm in 2015 reopened to the public in 2017.

The beach is a popular fishing spot and is dog friendly all year round.

For nearby parking there is a pay and display at Samphire Hoe just to the West.

This beach is …

  • Popular For Fishing
  • Dog Friendly

What to see and do

  • Explore The Rockpools

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Shakespeare Beach

Beach Location

Archcliffe Road, Dover, Kent CT17 9HB


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Dover Priory (South Eastern Railway)

getting to the beach

Map of Shakespeare Beach

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

Get active on the beach

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