Dungeness Beach

Visit Dungeness Beach

Dungeness Beach on the tip of the Kent coast, overlooked by the massive power station, is definitely one of the more unusual places on the coast to visit. This unique coastal landscape, known for its shingle beach, diverse wildlife, and contrasting elements.

A National Nature Reserve and one of the largest shingle beaches in Europe, it is popular with nature lovers and those looking to soak up the unique atmosphere. The wide open beach offers great views, is a haven for wildlife and a great destination for a day out.

Did you Know? Dungeness has a thriving artists community. One of the most famous residents was film director and artist, Derek Jarman, who lived in Prospect Cottage and created the unusual black and yellow Atomic Garden.

Overlooking the beach is the Historic Grade 11 listed Old Lighthouse. Visitors can learn about the history and climb the staircase for panoramic views of the area.

Dungeness beach is on the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway line, one of the areas popular tourist attractions. Take the train ride along the coast or charter your own train for a special occasion.

Visitors can stay in the Watchtower B&B or one of the stunning holiday cottages on the beach, including the fabulous Shingle House featured in Dezeen and Wallpaper Magazines.

Due to the strong currents, swimming and watersports are not safe at this beach.

Dungeness beach is dog friendly all year round, the expanse of shingle is great for a good run around.

This beach is …

  • A Pebble Beach
  • Dog Friendly

What to see and do

  • Experience the unusual landscape
  • Visit The Lighthouse
  • Ride the Steam Train

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Getting To Dungeness

Beach Location

Dungeness Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9NB


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Dungeness Station

Getting to Dungeness beach without a car is possible, by taking the bus from Ashford (11) or Dover (102) which stops at the Pilot Inn on the beach front.

Map of Dungeness Beach

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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