Sandgate Serenity: Exploring 2.5 Kilometers of Coastal Charm Between Folkestone and Hythe
Nestled enticingly between Folkestone and Hythe, the picturesque coastal village of Sandgate beckons for more than just a fleeting visit. A mere few minutes away by car or bus from both towns, or a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the seafront, brings you to beaches offering expansive views over the Channel. The High Street renowned for its antique and collectible shops now featuring a delightful array of inns and restaurants, including classic fish and chips spots, as well as charming independent shops, await exploration.
Despite its size—spanning two miles of coastline and extending inland over steep wooded hills—Sandgate boasts a captivating history. From the times of Henry VIII to encounters with smugglers, the looming threat of Napoleonic invasion, and crucial military roles in two world wars, the village has played a role in significant historical events. Noteworthy social reformers and luminaries from the realms of literature and the arts have also chosen Sandgate as their home.