St Margaret’s Bay

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

St Margaret’s is an idyllic village, nestled below cliffs just along from the celebrated chalk band.  The resort has attracted celebrities since Victorian times, used as a retreat from London for Noel Coward, Lord Byron and Ian Fleming, among others.  The heroics of World War 2 are showcased on The Frontline Britain Trail and it’s well worth the climb from the beach to the cliff top, if only to gaze over to France across the Channel.  The village is relaxed and welcoming, the bathing water is clean and it’s safe to swim here.

Autumn season photo gallery


What the beach means to Maralyn.


Late afternoon in the autumn at St Margaret’s Bay.