Continent
Europe
Country
England (UK)
Next Big City
London
Next Town
Folkestone
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Wave breaker
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Not great for newschool stuff. Oldschoolers love this location though once they get to know it. Good kiterace potential too. Do not kite here if you cannot competently bodydrag to get your board. Never crowded.

Beach

Type:
Pebbles
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Bystanders, Road
Beach Users:
August

Shingle/gravel beach, nothing sharp though. Very kite friendly texture. Usually plenty of space on the beach to be able to avoid members of the public. They normally stick to the promenade though. Please be courteous to the old folks who often take an interest. In summer you will usually have a decent audience watching your jumps in front of the Hythe Imperial Hotel. Put on a good show!

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
E, ESE, SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW
Main Direction:
SW

W or WNW is gusty due to buildings near the beach. With anything more north than ENE, go to Dymchurch/Greatstone.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

Extra information

Rules
None

You can also launch anywhere within a mile east or west of the posted location. Do not stray further west than that. Gunnery range will mince you up. Fortunately this is typically a lot of hard work upwind - you won't get there by accident.

Nightlife

Some nice restaurants in Hythe, Some nice pubs/bars in Sandgate. Good fights in Folkestone.