South Foreland Heritage Coast


An extension of the more famous "White Cliffs of Dover" to the southwest, the South Foreland coast is an area of high chalk cliffs that stretch from Dover halfway to Deal.

The area is largely undeveloped, despite its proximity to the busy port at Dover, and the Saxon Shore Way follows the cliffs along St. Margaret's Bay.

The South Foreland Lighthouse in St. Mary's Bay is a Victorian lighthouse used by Marconi for the very first radio contact. The lighthouse sits on top of the cliffs and retains the original light mechanism. Excellent views can be had from the top.

Area Countryside Attractions

Dover-Folkestone Heritage Coast
The heritage coast covers the area of the White Cliffs of Dover, renown of song and calendar photos. Jackdaws and swallows are abundant, and orchids grow along the cliff-tops. More ...

North Downs Way
This national trail begins in the chalk hills of the Surrey Hills AONB and passes through the Kent Downs AONB before ending quite close to the White Cliffs at Dover. More ...

Kent Downs AONB
Provides superb views over open countryside split by sunken lanes and dotted with small villages.

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Kent Travel Guide

White Cliffs Countryside Project
6 Cambridge Terrace
Dover, Kent, CT16 1JT

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