The village of Kingsdown lies within the Parish of Ringwould-with-Kingsdown, located at the northern end of the White Cliffs of Dover and south of Walmer and Deal on the English Channel. The village was a fishing village and sits below the cliffs.
The village has a butcher, a hairdresser, a newsagent and a post office on the main Upper Street which winds its way up the hill, as well as a couple of pubs, one of which is on the beach. Kingsdown also has an 18 hole golf course on the cliff tops.
Kingsdown is located on the South Foreland Heritage Coast and the countryside around the village within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), a nationally important protected landscape.