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From Dover take the A258 to deal follow local signs for St Margaret's at Cliffe go through village and descend steep hill to the bay. Park in front of beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast, East
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
In recent years this break has become more popular than nearby Folkestone due to the rock bottom the waves break with more power but are not so clean as Folkestone, require a large channel swell from the west, it can also work on the larger swells from the north sea requiring similar conditions to those required for Joss Bay.
Very picturesque, nice pub and restaurant overlooking beach, this is where cross channel swims start from, also a few years ago a couple of Hawians set a record by becoming the first people to cross the English channel on surfboards by paddling to France.
By john , 09-10-2004
barrels - love the tube pix.i moved to st mag's earlier this year and have surfed there as much as possible and check it out most days but i've never caught it this good.what conditions made it like this.love this place.
By dav , 23-08-2004
wrong - banana hammok or woteva your name is you havent obviously seen many places if this is the worst you have ever seen because i have surfed here quite alot and i think this is a really good place when it is working so please go and have a look on a good day rather than judge on wot you have probably seen once on a still day ok!!!!
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