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Dover Harbour

Enjoy the fantastic views across the world’s busiest straits! Watch the arrival and departure of cruise liners.

The shingle beach has a promenade that stretches from one end to the other with plenty of benches and places to sit so that you can enjoy the amazing view.

It is an ideal place for watersports! Bring your own or pop into the Dover Sea Sports Centre where you can choose from a vast range of courses and activities for all ages and abilities. Dinghy sailing, powerboating, windsurfing, raft building, bell boating…and more.

Dover Sea Sports Centre beach rental – including kayaks (single or up to 4), sailing dinghy, windsurfing or have fun in a pedalo!

Popular Dover Sea Safari offers fun and speed on the water with trips along the coast, to the Goodwin Sands or for a bit of seal spotting. If you plan in advance you can charter a boat for a spot of fishing with Coker Sea Fishing Charters.

There are kiosks along the promenade selling snacks and refreshments. Pebbles, situated near the Premier Inn, is ideal for essential items needed for a trip to the beach, refreshments, deckchair hire and gifts and souvenirs. They also have keep safe lockers for items that you don't want to take on the beach. Great public toilets, too!

The Dover Patrol Restaurant and BEST WESTERN PLUS Dover Marina Hotel & Spa offer stunning views across the harbour. Cullins Yard looks out over Dover Marina. A kiosk on the promenade offers fantastic fresh fish and sea foods plus refreshments. Take a stroll around the award winning Dover Marina and admire the yachts and boats.

Take the underpass (where archaeologists discovered the famous Dover Bronze Age Boat) and you'll find Market Square, Dover Museum and White Cliffs Country Visitor Information Centre, and the town centre.

There is plenty of seafront parking, and car parks at the Marina and Camden Crescent. See the Dover District Council website for further details.

Other nearby attractions include Dover Castle and Dover's Roman Painted House.


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What you need to know

  • Family friendly
  • Dog friendly
  • On-site catering and refreshments
  • On-site parking (charges may apply)