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 …

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

Have a great day out along the coast.

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Header Image by UKBeachDays

Getting There

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

LOCATION: Archcliffe Road, Dover, Kent CT17 9HB
NEAREST TRAIN : Dover Priory (South Eastern Railway)
Map of Shakespeare Beach

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