The White Cliffs of Dover
The White Cliffs of Dover
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  • VaAlleyCat
    Aldie, Virginia1,198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Cliffs of chalk!!
    This place is gorgeous, even from the land. I can only imagine how beautiful it would be to see it from the water. We parked in the lot and walked up to the cliffs. There was a way to walk down to the water (via the Langdon stairs), but we opted not to. The cliffs are made of chalk, so it boggles the mind how they are still standing. If you have the chance, definitely check this out.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • owlesey
    Rolleston, New Zealand955 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must come see in Dover
    Unfortunately we came right at the end of the day and did not have enough time here before we had to be out by 7pm. The cliffs are a stunning sight, and there are a few different walkways, so make sure you allow a good couple of hours to look around. Enjoyed the view down to the ferry docks and all the goings on.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Jonathan C.
    510 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    white cliffs of dover
    One of my favorite places to visit during this trip. I took the high speed train from London just to see these cliffs - an English natural treasure. It's a bit of a hike up from the train station, but once you're up there, it's an easy walk along the coast with beautiful views of the chalky white cliffs and plenty of green space to spread out and relax. Bring a picnic lunch. Around a 45 minute walk to see the lighthouse.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 17 August 2023
  • AlexanderD
    Jackson, New Jersey5,650 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Natural Beauty
    This is a no-brainer if you are in the area. I’ve wanted to see this since I was a kid and they were featured in a movie I saw. They’re gorgeous, and I understand why people are moved by them. They have enormous historic significance, too. Visit them if you can. All that being said, they can’t hold a candle to the Cliffs of Moher. It’s not even close.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Hyphen73
    Kent, United Kingdom5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice view
    Lovely walks, and scenery. Says it’s dog friendly but they’re not allowed in the cafe. And no poo bins to be seen. Thought the cafe was expensive £1.95 for one can of fizzy drink. I don’t mind being supportive but that was a joke. Disappointed that they say their dog friendly but don’t allow them in the cafe. Or have a separate cafe to have dogs. Walked to the light house and had a lovely coffee and scone: at Mrs Knotts. Highly recommend but again have to sit outside as dogs not allowed inside. Which is ok, on a day when it’s not raining.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Ian S
    Rugby, United Kingdom837 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic views
    Fantastic views overlooking the port of Dover and towards the French coast. Some good dog walking and a pleasant cafe, shop and second hand book shop. National Trust maintained and well cared for. A must if in this area.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • fire-tower
    3,080 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overall, a very enjoyable trip
    Visited early on a Sunday morning and walked along the trail. The walk was extremely nice with very nice views of the sea and the famed white cliffs at various parts of the trail. There were many folks who brought their dogs and others who had picnics on the grassy areas. We also met some bird watchers who explained what they were looking out for, and their equipment were very professional looking. Overall, a leisure stroll and a very enjoyable trip.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Clive D
    Ipswich, United Kingdom120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day out
    Went to Dover Castle first, then drove to here. Just £5.00 to park the car was excellent value. Toilets were clean. Walks were marked out well, and the pathways were easy to walk on. The cafe overlooked the port, which was interesting to watch the ferries coming & going. All in all, it was a fantastic walk with fantastic scenery.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • SKG109
    Orinda, California1,102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Day on the Cliffs!
    The GPS had a tough time getting us to the South Foreland Lighthouse! Finally, we asked a local, and he told us to park and walk the last 1/2 mile. The Lighthouse was pretty with lots of benches for people to have a picnic. The small cafe was also buzzing with activity. Plus there was a rest room there! We got lost walking back to the car but wasn't too bad. Then we drove to the National Trust location past the Leeds Castle. You pay to park. They have a cafe, a shop and bathrooms. We went for a short hike on a gorgeous day, which I understand was very lucky!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 November 2023
  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, United Kingdom16,537 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Should not be missed
    If there is one place you must visit in Kent, this is it. The views from the paths are stunning. Unfortunately, not all of the paths are wheelchair or pushchair friendly but those that are still offer superb views. And when you've finished your viewing, there's an informative visitor centre with a cafe and clean toilets. Should not be missed.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 January 2024
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Singapore, null, Singapore7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
An unexpected but very nice finale to my tour of UK, walking so closely on the edge along the cliff was one of the top highlights. If it's China or SG, I am quite sure that it will be fenced up for safety reasons. The views are breathtaking and there are a couple of trails (one can even bring you very close to the shore!). Having said that, exercise care. Do not get distracted by taking photos without knowing the potential danger behind you (edge of the cliff).

From the trailhead, hike 20 minutes to the white cliffs and 1 hour to the Lighthouse, faster if you are a regular hiker. Trust me, you don't just want to head directly towards the lighthouse or order that drink at the cafe. Take time to walk, sit down by the white cliffs to absorb everything from the view of the channel to France (if its a clear day), picturesque cliffs and the deep turquoise waters. I have a feeling that I will be back again for more!
Written 9 March 2020
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Jamie Wareing
Isle of Wight, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
We parked at St Margaret's at Cliffe and walked over lighthouse down to Dover Castle and back. Excellent walk despite the rain. Lovely views. It took the three of us roughly 2hrs each way this included a couple of photo stops only so allow more time if you were planning to stop for a picnic or refreshments etc.
Parts of the walk were quite wet underfoot and we did see people in rather impractical shoes - this is most definitly a country walk over natural terrain and not a paved walk.
Written 19 October 2020
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Sarny
Bexleyheath, UK912 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
This cliff walk was one I'd been meaning yo do for a while. We arrived about an hour and a half before the car park was due to close and paid for parking by phone costing £5.50. I wish we'd had longer and could have gone further so do intend to return. Some paths are so scary and near the cliff edge so we moved to more inland paths - they are clearly marked out in colour code. The day we went it was incredibly windy which didn't help my nerves! The views are absolutely breathtaking and I will be back.
Written 16 July 2020
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Susan S
Birmingham, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Paid £5 to park all day although was about 12.30 when we arrived but good price for all day parking. We were parked looking towards the ferry terminal and sat and watched mesmerised for about 30-45 minutes watching the speed the ferries came and went! Weather was perfect with lovely blue skies. Walked up to the National trust cafe and had a drink and piece of cake then decided to walk to the lighthouse and back which was estimated to be about a 50 mins walk each way. It probably took us a bit longer as I have a problem with a knee so took it easy. It’s quite up and down in places so if not good mobility wise would be a difficult walk but I really enjoyed the walk to such an iconic British landmark. Well worth the visit if visiting Kent.
Written 22 July 2021
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YeeshRose
London, UK139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
First of all use google maps to get to to the car park because Waze took us to the middle of the road somewhere. We arrived at 9:30am from London and parking was £5 which was fine. There are a few trails to walk but the scenery was ammmaaaazzziinnnggg whichever path you choose. Can’t believe I haven’t been here before. It was VERY foggy at that time of morning and some bits were slippery but the sun came out later in the day which was fine. I wish we walked all the way to the tower but my friend got scared that he couldn’t see the road ahead with all the fog *rolls eyes*. The place is very clean and staff were lovely. Even people you walk past on your walk will greet you. I will definitely be coming back to this scenic place and I highly recommend it just to get out the loud and polluted London for a few hours!
Written 4 July 2021
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138Paul138
Canterbury, UK1,359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Accessed via Upper Road you pay £5 for parking at a small hut and drive on to the parking area. There are various parking areas with plenty for disabled visitors. Large cafe and info centre with seating outside. Due to Covid the cafe was offering take away service only. Toilets were open. At the start of the walk is a large info board showing different routes. The paths are ok but become narrow in places and there are some steps to negotiate. It can get muddy in places. Once up on the higher ground the views are fabulous. On a clear day you can easily see the french coastline. You can look down on the Port of Dover and see the ferries coming and going. There are numerous paths but generally they all lead towards the South Foreland Lighthouse. If you have children be aware there are places were the cliff edge is not protected by a fence. The lighthouse also has a cafe and facilities. Overall a lovely walk with great views.
Written 29 August 2020
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M3inMT
Bozeman, MT34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Best to be avoided. The "Visitors Center" at the top of the cliffs, just as you begin the walk out from the parking lot, is actually a cafe. We took the train from London for the day, hoping to see a center which provided an historical overview of the cliffs and their importance during WWII - nothing! Plus, since you're walking on top of the cliffs, its difficult to appreciate their beauty and to get a good view of their majesty. The walk to the beginning of the cliff walk from the Dover Priory train station takes about 30" and you walk through an industrial town and past a busy, noisy port - there is nothing to recommend this. We did note a small boat which carried about 5 passengers cruising around the base of the cliffs, which must have provided an awesome view, but we didn't see any place to hire a boat to do this. Perhaps it was from the cruise ship docked at the port. Anyhow, deeply disappointing...
Written 29 August 2023
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Meme R
Kenilworth, UK281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
Amazing views. We were very lucky as a sunny clear day in september.

Car park £5 but if national trust member is free. Plenty room to park. Wider open spaces make it covid safe to walk

Little cafe and shop.

It is very easy to get lost here and walk for hours as paths everywhere at different levels

Wild ponies roaming

Good view of the port which was noted given covid to be very quiet

Would recommend just remember to have good walking shoes and take some water.

Written 20 September 2020
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Neil T
Lewes, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
It's hard to live in England and not visit the White Cliffs, but I had managed for 65 years. The site is well laid out, the cafe is good and the views are superb - however, if you actually want to see the cliffs, this isn't necessarily the best place to go unless you're prepared to walk a bit. But there are plenty of paths, so you can vary the walk out and back and there is always something going on in the docks to entertain you.
Written 11 March 2020
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MalcH
Loughborough, UK2,861 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
A definite must see if in the area. On this occasion we stopped at the visitor centre and walked the Lighthouse which takes around 45 minutes. Go paths although I would recommend sturdy shoes and views are amazing. As a National Trust member parking was free, but I think normally it only costs £5.
Written 23 June 2021
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