The White Cliffs of Dover are the first sight of England you will see arriving from the rest of Europe on the ferry and what a beautiful sight they are!
Taking a walk along the cliffs is well worth the day out with the sea breeze, lots of greenery and tropical vibes, so read on to find out where you can park and what to expect when you get there.
To find parking for this beautiful walk along the cliffs, you can use the National Trust’s car park which I presume for non members you would usually have to pay a small fee, however there wasn’t actually anyone there today so it was free to the public. Everyday it is open from 9am-6pm.
They also have toilets and a cafe there which under normal circumstances would be open but of course Covid has everything up in the air so they were closed.
Seeing the white contrast against the blue is a sight you have to see for yourself. The great thing about the walk is that you can go for as long or as little as your heart desires! It’s a great place to take a rug to admire the view and enjoy a picnic. It requires minimal effort as the path and steps have been well kept making it a lot safer to walk. It’s also quite far from the edge if you’re worried about the drop!
On a sunny day like today, it almost looks slightly tropical. Unfortunately there was a bit of a haze but on a clear day you’d be able to see France as well. I even got a text from EE saying “Welcome to France”, we were that close!
Along this walk you are also able to find tunnels used throughout the Second World War and the South Foreland Lighthouse. We didn’t get to see the tunnels as they were closed but we managed to spot the lighthouse in the distance.
I would have to say it is definitely one of the most beautiful views in England with so much history behind it from the war.
Turning back on yourself to head back towards the car park, you will see the port of Dover and the sight of Dover Castle towering high above the town.
It really is a perfect, family friendly excursion great on a Summer’s day.
Although Dover itself isn’t the most popular town, there is no denying that the scenery that surrounds it is stunning and it has so much to offer!