A land to be discovered…
Romney Marsh is known for its natural beauty, diversity of habitat and rich history. There’s miles of unspoilt countryside, beaches, and wetlands to be explored. Dubbed the ‘Fifth Continent’ in recognition for its uniqueness, the Marsh is famed for its expanse of beautiful fields with Romney sheep, historic churches, the Royal Military Canal, sweeping skies and sense of solitude.
Dungeness, a headland on the south coast of Kent is formed largely of a shingle beach in the form of a cuspate foreland. Home to lighthouses, an eccentric collection of fishing boats and the RSPB nature reserve, set back from sea, this location boasts mile after mile of open shingle, fresh water pits, wet grassland and stunning wildflower meadows.
There are some excellent and quirky experiences in the Marsh. You can trek with Alpaca’s at Alpaca Annie, sample the thrills of water sports at the Action Water Sports Centre. Try your hand at wakeboarding, water-skiing or even fly boarding. Enjoy a spot of golf at the Littlestone Golf Club, home to The Championship Links and The Warren, or try of a touch of karting at the Lydd Karting circuit, the largest Karting circuit in the South East.
Getting around in convenient with the use of the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway with stations at Dymchurch, St Mary’s Bay, New Romney, Romney Sands and Dungeness.
Dymchurch is a popular seaside resort, with extensive sandy beaches, a popular family funfair with rides for kids as well as café’s, restaurants, tea rooms and pubs. Dig deeper and you will uncover a fascinating history including one of the country's best preserved Martello Towers.
Greatstone is home to a fabulous sandy beach stretching over 2 miles, another hidden gem in this beautiful part of Kent. Here, you will also find the Sound Mirrors, also known as Acoustic Mirrors, Concrete Dishes or Listening Ears, which are large concrete structures designed as an early warning system for Britain to detect enemy aircraft. The lakes of Greatstone are also part of the RSPB Nature Reserve.
Nearby Littlestone, home to a shingle beach, with nearby grassland perfect for picnics and family time is also backed with multi-coloured beach and fisherman’s huts.
The Romney Marsh Visitor Centre is a great hub of information on how to explore the area and make the most of your time here. Stay at quirky accommodation on Dungeness or Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve which has beautiful views across the Marsh.
However you choose to explore the Romney Marsh, you will encounter a unique wilderness and a rare beauty in the Garden of England.
Dungeness RSPB Nature Reserve
Port Lympne Reserve Dinosaur Forest
Nearby Camber Beach