We are lucky to be in the heart of WHITE CLIFFS COUNTRY.
Not only do we have some of the most spectacular countryside in the south, but also some of the most important, HERITAGE SITES, from Dover, Walmer and Deal Castles to Canterbury Cathedral.
There are walks, sea trips, the fashionable town of DEAL ten minutes way and also, for the traveller, the International Port of Dover, five minutes down the road.
Roam along the deserted coastline, get off the beaten track and let your imagination loose amongst the rolling green hills of the North Downs – a paradise for walkers.
The White Cliffs has been awarded a Walker’s Welcome status and we have a boot/drying room and walking maps.
The area surrounding The White Cliffs is criss-crossed by mile upon mile of bridleways, green lanes and tracks perfect for a hack through the country.
Our friends at The Owl House Stables can arrange anything from an hour’s riding lesson to secure overnight accommodation for a number of horses for a week or more.
Visit their website “Owl House Stables” for more details.
Sea Swimming or Cross-Channel Swimming
In summer, simply laze on the beach in the secluded cove whilst the kids play in the waves.
Take a swim across the bay and like many before you dream of swimming across to the coast of France one day; a feat only achieved by the hardiest souls, many of which departed from the pebbled cove at St. Margaret’s Bay.
Paddle Boarding, Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Dinghy Sailing, Surfing
Load up your kit and get out amongst it at St. Margaret’s Bay. In close, the wave-cut platform off Ness Point at St. Margaret’s Bay kicks up a very respectable surf in the right conditions (look out for a big swell and a North-Westerly).
It’s been a secret spot for local surfers, kayakers and canoeists for some time.
For those who like ‘big air’ St. Margaret’s Bay offers a challenging spot from which to launch. With a big South-Westerly, this beach is hard to beat along the whole of the South Coast.
Kite and Windsurfers regard this beach as a challenging spot, but with the back drop of the White Cliffs it makes for an unforgettable venue.
Follow the tracks along the rolling cliffs for breath-taking views across the Channel.
Take the path along the cliff edge (not too close!) for a tougher run with hill climbs and steep descents or follow the path to the lighthouse for a gentler jog.
If hill training is your thing, follow the footsteps of mountaineers and hit Bay Hill an 300 ft vertical climb from the beach.
Mountain Biking & Cycling
The White Cliffs is less than 50 metres from National Cycle Route Number 1 which runs along the coast between Dover and Deal.
Use The White Cliffs as a base from which to explore the surrounding coast and countryside on your bike.
There are a number of local trails ideal for mountain biking which take in clifftop scenery and wooded valleys away from the noise and pollution of traffic, perfect for everyone from beginners and children to expert speedhounds.
Come and explore…
The White Cliffs Retreat & Primal Roots HQ
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Phone: +44 01304 852 229
WHERE IS THE WHITE CLIFFS?
The White Cliffs nestles in the heart of the village of St Margarets at Cliffe near Dover, Kent, ideally situated only ninety minutes from the city of London & ten minutes from the port of Dover.
If you are looking for a place to stay with a difference in or near Dover then this could be what you have been looking for…
HOW TO GET TO US?
Find us in the middle of St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe at CT15 6AT.
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