Dover Beach

Dover Beach which includes a beach, a coastal town and mountains
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Watch the ferries come and go from the seafront esplanade on this scenic shingle beach, sheltered by the White Cliffs and wide harbor walls.

Dover Beach is a picturesque stretch of pebbly beach sheltered by the walls of a harbor and tucked in between the White Cliffs of Dover. The beach and its surrounding harbors are a hive of activity year-round with tourists and locals enjoying the fresh sea air. Stroll along the esplanade and take in the view of Dover Castle up on the cliffs, ferries coming and going on the channel and, on a clear day, the distant shoreline of France.

Explore the beach from a sailboat, sea kayak or paddle boat conveniently available for rent on the beachfront. Kids and adults can enjoy a designated sheltered area for watersports or discover deeper waters with a guided speedboat tour. Cafés, restaurants and shops line the oceanfront. Pack a picnic and head for the cliffs or sit back in a café with a pot of English breakfast tea and see if you can spot the seals in the harbor.

Nature trails and cycle routes meander along the River Dour to Dover Beach Promenade and up to the White Cliffs. Follow the path and head in either direction to experience a landscape that historically has symbolized Great Britain, with its White Cliffs visible from continental Europe.

Dover Beach is a 15-minute walk from the town center and local bus stations. Ample parking as well as public toilets and a boat ramp can be found on the oceanfront. The area is busiest in the summertime, when the weather is ideal for taking a dip in the English Channel and eating fish and chips on the shore. Dover Beach is also a relaxing winter destination where you can warm up with a tumbler of rum in one of the waterfront restaurants and look out to the twinkling lights of ferries and lighthouses at sea.

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Hostel Alma
Hostel Alma
37 Folkestone Road, Dover, England, CT17 9RZ
The price is £55 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
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Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Dover Waterfront, Waterloo Crescent, Dover, England, CT17 9BP
The price is £89 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
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Hubert House Guesthouse
Hubert House Guesthouse
4 out of 5
9 Castle Hill Road, Dover, England, CT16 1QW
The price is £150 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 4-star guesthouse in Dover. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Dover Castle and White Cliffs of Dover are located ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (171 reviews)
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Reviewed on 31 Jul 2022

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Hostel Alma
Hostel Alma
37 Folkestone Road, Dover, England, CT17 9RZ
The price is £55 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Hostel Alma
Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Dover Waterfront, Waterloo Crescent, Dover, England, CT17 9BP
The price is £89 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
Hubert House Guesthouse
Hubert House Guesthouse
4 out of 5
9 Castle Hill Road, Dover, England, CT16 1QW
The price is £150 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Hubert House Guesthouse
St Martin's Guest House
St Martin's Guest House
3 out of 5
17 Castle Hill Road, Dover, England, CT16 1QW
The price is £101 per night from 15 Aug to 16 Aug
St Martin's Guest House
Churchill Guest House
Churchill Guest House
4 out of 5
6 Castle Hill, Dover, England, CT16 1QN
The price is £100 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
Churchill Guest House
Castle Guest House
Castle Guest House
4 out of 5
10 Castle Hill Road, Dover, England, CT16 1QW
The price is £79 per night from 6 Sep to 7 Sep
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Dover Town Rooms
Dover Town Rooms
2.5 out of 5
5 Eastbrook Place, Maison Dieu Road, Dover, England, CT16 1RP
The price is £76 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
Dover Town Rooms
3 Bed Flat in Pedestrianized High Street
3 Bed Flat in Pedestrianized High Street
3.5 out of 5
Flat 1, 51 Biggin Street, Dover, Dover, England, CT16 1DB
3 Bed Flat in Pedestrianized High Street
Connaught Hotel
Connaught Hotel
2.5 out of 5
73 Folkestone Rd, Dover, England, CT17 9RZ
Connaught Hotel
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