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Dover Beach

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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Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa $70
Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa

Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa

Dover Waterfront, Waterloo Crescent, Dover, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Dover, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, just steps from North Downs Way - East and Dover Beach. Dover Castle and Dover Western Docks Cruise Terminal are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dover Priory Station is 12 minutes by foot and Dover Eastern Docks Station is 13 minutes.

    Hubert House Guesthouse
    Hubert House Guesthouse

    Hubert House Guesthouse

    9 Castle Hill Road, Dover, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Dover, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Pencester Gardens and Dover Beach. Dover Castle and Dover Western Docks Cruise Terminal are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dover Priory Station is 13 minutes by foot and Dover Eastern Docks Station is 13 minutes.

      2 Bed Flat in Pedestrianized High Street
      2 Bed Flat in Pedestrianized High Street

      2 Bed Flat in Pedestrianized High Street

      Flat 5, 51 Biggin Street, Dover, Dover, England
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Dover, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Roman Painted House and Dover Beach. Dover Castle and Dover Western Docks Cruise Terminal are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dover Priory Station is 6 minutes by foot and Dover Eastern Docks Station is 7 minutes.

        Castle Guest House
        Castle Guest House

        Castle Guest House

        10 Castle Hill Road, Dover, England
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Dover, this beach guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Dover Museum and Dover Castle. Dover Western Docks Cruise Terminal and White Cliffs of Dover are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dover Priory Station is 13 minutes by foot and Dover Eastern Docks Station is 13 minutes.

          Dover Town Rooms $32
          Dover Town Rooms

          Dover Town Rooms

          5 Eastbrook Place, Maison Dieu Road, Dover, England
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Dover, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Pencester Gardens and Dover Beach. Dover Castle and Dover Western Docks Cruise Terminal are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dover Priory Station is 11 minutes by foot and Dover Eastern Docks Station is 11 minutes.

            3 Bed Flat in Pedestrianized High Street
            3 Bed Flat in Pedestrianized High Street

            3 Bed Flat in Pedestrianized High Street

            Flat 1, 51 Biggin Street, Dover, Dover, England
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Dover, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Roman Painted House and Dover Beach. Dover Castle and Dover Western Docks Cruise Terminal are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dover Priory Station is 6 minutes by foot and Dover Eastern Docks Station is 7 minutes.

              St Martin's Guest House $101
              St Martin's Guest House

              St Martin's Guest House

              17 Castle Hill Road, Dover, England
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Dover, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Pencester Gardens and Dover Beach. Dover Castle and White Cliffs of Dover are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dover Priory Station is 13 minutes by foot and Dover Eastern Docks Station is 14 minutes.

                Churchill Guest House
                Churchill Guest House

                Churchill Guest House

                6 Castle Hill, Dover, England
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated by the sea, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Dover Museum and Dover Beach. Dover Castle and Dover Western Docks Cruise Terminal are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dover Priory Station is 12 minutes by foot and Dover Eastern Docks Station is 13 minutes.