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Samphire Hoe

Samphire-Hoe-Education-Shelter-2014Samphire Hoe is an amazing place, made from the material dug to create the Channel Tunnel, with something for everybody - a stunning location, wild flowers, birds, sea angling, peace and quiet, painting or walks.

Refreshments are available on site.

The site is accessible for all people, providing gentle and interesting walks - the further you get from the car park the wilder the site becomes.

Guided walks and other activities are regularly organised.

In July 2017, Eurotunnel has been awarded a 13th Green Flag Award, in recognition of its efforts in conservation and management of Samphire Hoe.

A new Education Shelter offers an exhibition space, classroom, store room and cloakroom. This is a great venue for activities and exhibitions. Take a look at our What's On listing to discover the events taking place here in the forthcoming months.


Pay and display car park:

  • Up to 30 mins 50p
  • 30 mins - 2 hours £1.00
  • 2 hours plus £2.00.

Opening details

07:00-dusk every day.

Contact Samphire Hoe



  • Samphire Hoe, Off the A20 carriageway, between Dover and Folkestone, CT17 9FL
  • See location on Google maps.
  • Map reference: TR 293391 Lat: 51.27536 Long: 1.33957
  • Off the A20 carriageway between Dover-Folkestone.
  • Pay and Display car park. In February 2014, current rates are: up to 30 mins 50p; 30 mins-2 hours £1.00; anything over 2 hours £2.00. Disabled badge holders and motorcycles are free. Coaches £2.00.
  • Access by bus: Bus D2 to Aycliffe, then on foot.
  • Access by foot or bicycle: The cliff top footpath (North Downs Way) and a cycle track (Sustrans NCN Route 2) pass close to the tunnel entrance providing easy access.
  • Nearest station : Dover Priory station.

Telephone: 01304 201066


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