Attractively located between Folkestone and Hythe, the coastal Kent village of Sandgate is worth much more than a passing visit. A few minutes' journey from both towns by car or bus - or an easy seafront walk or cycle ride - you'll find beaches with long views over the Channel, a High Street famous for antiques and collectables, a wonderful selection of restaurants - eateries include traditional fish and chips, Mexican, Tapas, traditional British restaurants and pub food - and cosy bars as well as small, independent shops.
Although small - the parish boundary spans two miles of coast and extends inland up steep wooded hills - Sandgate has a fascinating history which embraces the times of Henry VIII, smugglers, the threat of invasion by Napoleon and vital military roles in two world wars. Social reformers and celebrities of literature and the arts have made made their home in the village : from HG Wells to William Wilberforce, Hattie Jacques and many more.
Sandgate Design Statement Consultation - recent years have seen growing local concern at the increasing threat to Sandgate's rich, sensitive and highly attractive built environment by unsympathetic new development. The SDS is a document produced by Sandgate for Sandgate. When completed, the local authority will adopt it and use it to assess local planning applications. This is your opportunity to review the document and give us feedback Sandgate Design Statement. Please click on this link SDS leaflet for the consulation dates.
Sandgate Sea Festival and other outdoor events are great attractions. Venues for concerts and shows are the Pavilion (just off the High Street in the grounds of the headquarters of travel and insurance specialist Saga) and the Tower Theatre in nearby Shorncliffe.
Sandgate News - click here to read the latest newsletter about your parisih council, Sandgate Library, events and updates on what's happening locally. If you would like to receive the mini updates that are emailed out each month, please email the council to be put on the mailing list.
Police Community Support - Sandgate has its own PCSO, Gary Carr. Click on the link to read his latest report on Sandgate.
Sandgate Library is located at James Morris Court, Sandgate High Street, Sandgate (across the road from St Pauls). Library opening hours are Monday to Saturday (excluding Wednesday) 9.30am to 1pm. The Library is also the Sandgate Parish Council Office - opening hours 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday.
This website contains information and links for residents and visitors about Sandgate and its Council. For more information about the area, see the Sandgate community website and Sandgate businesses and events website.