South Foreland Heritage Coast - -

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Absolutely stunning walk along the cliffs. Think we experienced 4 kinds of weather while there! Wind, rain, sun, cold/heat - England near the sea! Walked all the way to the lighthouse and stopped in for scones. Delightful teahouse, but absolutely packed. The staff was working SO hard. Outside of the stunning scenery, the best part had to be the guided tours of WWII tunnels (extra cost, but well worth it). Billy was a great guide. I'm told you can keep walking into the the next town and way beyond.... maybe next time!

5 by Linda Fox Review source

We stopped for the lighthouse tour hesitantly, not sure if it was worth interrupting our hike. But well worth it was! We had a great and almost personal guided tour covering the lighthouse from top to bottom, a demonstration of all its functions just short of turning the light on.

The most interesting lighthouse tour we have had so far, in a lighthouse with a rich history being the first electrified lighthouse in the country, and a place of work and research for both Faraday and Marconi. Highly recommended!

5 by Bernd Gauweiler Review source

Good coffee shop at the Dover end of the trail. We went during winter so it was ideal to sit with a drink and something to eat whilst watching the comings and goings of the ferry terminal below. Easily spend an hour doing this. Then a good walk by the cliffs to the Forelands lighthouse which was about an hour away. As it was winter the paths were surprisingly muddy so a good pair of boots are required. Being winter the lighthouse was closed. All in all though a full day out by the time you drive there and drive back.

4 by Andrew Buxton Review source

I went down to st Margarets bay. Free car park. Ian Fleming's old house. Pub and small cafe. See white cliffs close up! Also walked to NT lighthouse near by which was lovely with great staff and a good tea room. great views of course. Also pill boxes dotted around the area. It would be even better if owners didn't let their dogs off the leads as they scare the ground nesting bird's along the cliff top.....there are plenty of signs asking owners not to do this in breeding season

5 by Jo anna Review source

I walked along the cliff path to the lighthouse and back via the road as a treat for my legs, if you don't like heights or don't walk regularly up and down hills, take the road, the lighthouse cafe was delightfully and the view breathtaking, it was a warm sunny spring day so the walk was doable for an average walker like me, on a warm sunny one i would suggest a hat and a couple of bottles of water. I found it amusing that my phone provider thought it was in France not England .

5 by Misty Wolf Review source

A really enjoyable stroll along the cliff tops, with great views of Dover harbour and the comings and goings of the ferries.

The visitor centre at the Dover end has a good cafe, shop and toilets and great views from the veranda. Our turning point the lighthouse also offers the same as well.

Well worth the effort if you have a couple of hours to spare. Combined with a trip to the nearby castle makes for a really enjoyable day in the Dover area.

5 by David Yeates Review source

Great spot for a walk in the fresh air and watch ferries going in and out of Dover. Unsurprisingly, given its location, there is loads of history to explore. Dover Castle is excellent and South Foreland lighthouse is well worth a visit. Please remember that you can't see the famous white cliffs when you are standing on them, you need to go out in a boat to get a good look!

5 by David Brunger Review source

aka White Cliffs of Dover - we stopped here as a must do in UK, on a cold and windy day. Staff in the Gift Shop were very helpful with advice on NOT venturing off the made path due to bad weather and therefore bad tracks. Good advice. Cafe had great vibe, serving nice warm food from midday. Really nice to just sit inside, in front of large windows and take in the scenery.

5 by Char B Review source

There is nothing more relaxing than watching the world go by, and this is a great place to do it. The views over the port are excellent and on a good day you can easily see France in the distance. There are walks along the cliffs to the South Foreland lighthouse and for the more adventurous you can walk the coastal path to Deal. I will never get tired of visiting here

5 by Mark George Review source

Beautiful heritage walk that is not too taxing on the legs. You get plenty of views of the famous White cliffs of Dover as well as Dover port itself. When you get tired you can always have tea at the lighthouse.

Be careful if you're taking children as there are no barriers or railings at the cliff edge.

5 by David Chan Review source

We went in snowy weather and the place looked amazing. Ponies were running, which was beautiful to see. The cafe there was comfortable with toilets around the back of the building. We didn't walk to far as we had a buggy and there aren't many buggy friendly pathways there. Looking forward to our next visit!

5 by Kezzie Gatens Review source

Great place to look at the coastline and the famous White Cliffs of Dover lovely walks above the cliffs leading down to the shore. Or even just to watch the ferrys go in and out. Cafe with food and drinks and friendly staff. Over all its a lovely place to spend a few hours walking around and checking the sites

5 by Tony Leather Review source

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The best place to see the White Cliffs of Dover. The views are stunning across the Channel to France and there are wonderful walks along the coast towards St Margaret's Bay. There is a visitor centre with toilets and a nice restaurant that does light meals. A great place to visit.

5 by andrew bradbury Review source

A lovely walk from the visitor center to the light house. Great views of the White Cliffs along the way. The light house is perched on a hill with more great views at ground level and from the top. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and interesting.
Well worth the walk!

4 by Chris Filshie Review source

Visit on a sunny day if you can and make the effort to walk a good distance, at least to the royal naval memorial near Kingsdown. The views are tremendous. Only downside is the car parking as with all national trust locations is expensive and the cafe is not very varied.

4 by David Shipley Review source

Stunning views, beautiful walk! You can see France on a fine day, as well as the ferries below in the Dover Port. I went on a sunny cold day, but if hot and sunny, well it would be a magnificent walk to the lighthouse. Splendid eatery too, and they sell lovely gifts!

4 by Barbara Janiszewska Review source

Coming from Kent the iconic white cliffs of Dover are very familiar but this was the first time I had seen them from a fishing trip just offshore. The vista so long that its impossible to take it all in without turning your head. A truly lovely place.

5 by Colin B Review source

Loved coming here on a sunny afternoon. Great views of Dover Docks and the channel. Usual good NT cafe and toilet facilities you will need strong walking boots for the local terrain and carry some water if planning on seeing the lighthouse.

5 by IFS-05 05195 Review source

Fabulous cliff top walk with great views across the channel to France. Deal to Dover is approximately 8 miles of moderate walking. Stop off at the coastguard pub for a pint and a hot meal and perhaps a dip in the sea in summer

4 by Joanna Hughes Review source

Amazing views across the Channel. Interesting tour of the lighthouse. Picnic tables outside which are perfect in the spring and summer. Reasonably priced tea shop. Can be a bit of a queue for the toilets when it's busy.

4 by Steve E Review source

We parked at the National trust car park.
A short walk to the cafe where there is a detailed map of the various walks.
We did the 20 min purple walk excellent views of the coast line and Dover ferry port.

4 by Steven James Review source

Expensive car park unless you're a national trust member or plan to spend the full day here. Good views over port of Dover and white cliffs. Small visitor centre with shop and cafe and information boards.

3 by Tim Youd Review source

Beautiful place and views. If you are a member of the national trust,you get to visit the lighthouse and tunnels for free + parking. If not, it is still worth the visit and walk along the spectacular cliffs

5 by Nyela Rocks Review source

The White Cliffs of Dover! A place that must visited.
we had a lovely afternoon walking along the cliffs then relaxed with Cream Tea at the lovely little cafe on site

5 by Nancy Adu Review source

I found the food very good and it had an old style atmosphere about as regards say the 60s era. It was a good stopping off place,if you wanted a break from a long walk .

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These cliffs are absolutely spectacular. We viewed them from a boat crossing over to France. The blue sea combined with the gleaming white cliffs is quite a spectacle.

5 by Michael Romero Review source

Pleasant NT shop with friendly staff and usual locally produced refreshments in the cafe. Enjoyed the visit on a cold, wintry afternoon, so didn't walk far.

5 by Brian Walters Review source

Nice coast, but Dover castle is closing quite early at weekends so if you'd like spend nice evening on the coast forget about castle and nice view from it.

4 by Łukasz O Review source

Nice place to take ferry to France, everything is well organized and even if I was for the first time there, I had a great time taking the ferry to Calais.

5 by Vlad M. Review source

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