• The Beach


    Sandwich Bay

    One of our favourite places: at low tide there are literally miles of sand. There is a charge (about £5) for access by car but the upside of this is that there's usually plenty of room, even on sunny bank holidays. As the sea is fairly shallow the water can warm up deliciously as the tide comes in over the hot sand. It's a favourite spot for wind and kite surfers and has some rare wildlife.


  • Samphire Hoe

    Made from the spoil from the Channel Tunnel, this intriguing new addition to our coastline is reached via a tunnel through the cliffs just outside Dover.

    www.samphirehoe.com

  • St Margaret’s Bay

    Wonderful rock pools at the foot of the chalk cliffs.


  • Deal, Sandwich and Walmer

    From the southern end of Sandwich Bay until the cliffs begin at Kingsdown the beach is pebble, but it's still a great place for a walk.

  • Golf


    Royal St George's

    World-class, British Open venue

    www.royalstgeorges.com

  • Prince's

    Right next to Royal St Georges.

    www.princesgolfclub.co.uk

  • Walmer and Kingsdown

    Right up on the cliffs with superb views of the Channel.

    www.kingsdowngolf.co.uk

  • Royal Cinque Ports

    Twice host to the British Open.

    www.royalcinqueports.com
  • Castles


    Walmer Castle

    Official residence of the wardens of the Cinque Ports and a favourite of the Duke of Wellington, who died there. English Heritage.

    www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.14948

  • Deal Castle

    A classic 'Tudor Rose' castle. English Heritage.

    www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.14558

  • Dover castle

    Huge. One of the great castles of the world. English Heritage.

    www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.14571

  • Richborough Castle

    One of the most important Roman sites in the country.

    www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.14805
  • Other Historic Sites


    Canterbury Cathedral

    www.canterbury-cathedral.org

  • The Roman Painted House, Dover

    The finest Roman House on show in Britain.

    www.aboutbritain.com/doverromanpaintedhse.htm

  • Deal Timeball Tower

    A museum reflecting Deal's naval importance

    www.dealtimeball.tripod.com
  • Attractions


    Howletts

    This was John Aspinall's home and a very personal zoo.

    www.howletts.net

  • Port Lympne

    This safari park is set in a fantastic hillside setting overlooking Romney Marsh.

    www.totallywild.net

  • Wingham Wildlife Park

    Small animal reserve specialising in exotic birds and small animals.


  • www.winghamwildlifepark.co.uk

    Farming World

    www.farming-world.com

  • Quex Park

    A fascinating museum with an extraordinary collection of treasures.

    www.quexmuseum.org

  • Wildwood

    A Unique Woodland Discovery Park between Canterbury and Herne Bay. From owls to otters, badgers to beavers, and wild boar to wolves.

    www.wildwoodtrust.org

  • Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway

    Another favourite:15-inch gauge working railway with a fine fleet of one-third scale steam and diesel locomotives.

    www.rhdr.org.uk
  • Birdwatching


    Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust

    www.sbbot.co.uk
  • Gardens


    Goodnestone Park

    Created by generations of the FitzWalter family who have lived here since they built the house.

    www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk

  • Walmer Castle

    A favourite residence of the late Elizabeth the Queen Mother who contributed to the gardens. English Heritage.


  • Derek Jarman's Garden

    Created out of the shore of Dungeness: fascinating and very different.

  • Walks


    The Saxon Shore Way

    Runs from Gravesend in Kent round the coast to Hastings in East Sussex

    www.walkingpages.co.uk/ trails_paths/LDP_saxonshoreway.htm

  • The North Downs Way

    From Farnham in Surrey, via Canterbury to Dover.

    www.northdownsway.co.uk