Sandgate shown within Kent
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The civil parish shares the boundaries of Folkestone Sandgate ward, at 2.17 km2 (0.84 sq mi). It had a population of 3,800 in 2005. It is the site of Sandgate Castle, a Device Fort. H.G. Wells lived at Spade House, and it was also the birthplace of comedian Hattie Jacques.
The Morcheeba song "The Sea" is written about the beachside bar 'Bar Vasa'. Sandgate Hotel appeared on the Channel 4 programme Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares on February 27, 2006. Other pubs include The Ship Inn, The Providence Inne, The Clarendon Inn, The Royal Norfolk Hotel, and Gate 28.
St Paul's Church lies next to the Saga building, which is built on the site of Enbrook House.
The primary school is Sandgate Primary School and is on Coolinge Lane. The old Sandgate School building still exists close to Spade House.
Folkestone Rowing Club is in Sandgate.