We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Sunny Sands

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: The Stade, Folkestone, England

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 126 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Sunny Boxing day dip

Great activity to watch on Boxing Day but remember to get there early .... it started at 12.50 this year - published time is 1pm

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Tracy B
,
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 122: English reviews
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great in the summer months when it is hot and you just want to cool off, as Folkestone tends to be able to offer that, with its arches, you can catch the sun, sun bathe, or simply shelter and enjoy the cool sea. Folkestone beach is great for sun worshippers and good for those not so keen on hot weather... More 

Helpful?
Thank 554Madeleine554
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been visiting this beach for years, never disappointed.. my mum used to take me and my sisters there when we was little girls, Had great memories, now I've recently moved to Folkestone I will be visiting this beach a lot more. Even my dog Bow loves it!

Helpful?
Thank Ivy W
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Great little beach that is safe for children. Life guard there. Bars, Cafes and seafood for all testes.

Helpful?
Thank Karen M
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Nice little cove and sandy. Yet again work was being carried out so could not walk along the pathway as it was shut. But beach was clean. I noticed it attracted dog walkers who aloud the dogs off leads and didn't pick up after there dog. Still worth a visit to see the metal mermaid looking out at sea.

Helpful?
Thank 270alisonlamb
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The sand in this beach is so good that there’s an annual Folkestone Sandcastle Contest with some absolutely amazing entries. Next to the beach is a sculpture of the Folkestone mermaid, the pleasure beach cafe, toilets, a gift shop, fish and chips and a public house. Parking is available next to the harbour in two council run long term car... More 

Helpful?
Thank life_good07
Dover, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
451 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Just about the only sandy beach in the area - which means it is heaving in summer - far more attractive in spring or autumn for that reason. Lovely sand, high tidal rise and fall so beach area varies with the tide.

Helpful?
Thank DesdinovaUK
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Love this beach, make sure you check tide information. The beach is beautiful we have been many times if you go in June it is beautiful and quiet, in July more busy. The pebble beach is also quite nice. It's nice place to explore also, if you go further up to the gardens there like a hidden playground it's so... More 

Helpful?
Thank RAE R
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not great. Full of the smell of weed in the air and empty beer cans thrown all over the sand. Nobody monitors the beach and it is full of yobs, drunks, and potheads. The place is completely spoiled by them and we saw many people simply turning around and walking off..It`s a shame because the place could be lovely otherwise..

Helpful?
Thank alan s
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great activity to watch on Boxing Day but remember to get there early .... it started at 12.50 this year - published time is 1pm

Helpful?
Thank Tracy B
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
741 reviews
296 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely walk on a breezy day . We were being blasted by the sand but loved it. This is a lovely sandy beach . Around the harbour arm it is all stones ! The coronation parade is being repaired at the moment after damage from a storm so there is no access from the East cliff for... More 

Helpful?
Thank LOBSTER64

Travellers who viewed Sunny Sands also viewed

 
Sandgate, Folkestone
 

Been to Sunny Sands? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sunny Sands and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Sunny Sands staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?