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Anonymous surfer in south-west of France. Photo by C. Naslain, 2016.

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 St Margarets Bay

UK, South East

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 Access

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomFlat rocks

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

Atmosphere

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

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By Anonymous , 08-11-2007

- board breaker, i am sure...

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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