South Foreland Lighthouse - Image by Explore Kent

Pet friendly attractions

Don't leave your dog in the car - enjoy White Cliffs Country together! The following attractions welcome pets:

Dover Castle 

Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds at Dover Castle. Assistance dogs are welcome across the site.

The White Cliffs of Dover & South Foreland Lighthouse

Dogs are allowed along the cliff top and around the grounds of the South Foreland Lighthouse. There are tables and chairs placed outside the White Cliffs Visitor Centre so you can take refreshments with your pet whilst admiring the view across the English Channel. It is wise to keep your dog on the lead as the cliff edge isn't fenced! You will also meet the Exmoor ponies that roam the White Cliffs near St Margaret's.

The Pines Gardens

The beautiful organically managed and sustainable Pines Gardens welcomes dog walkers. The Pines Gardens Tea Room offers homemade produce and a warm welcome to dogs and their owners in their tranquil surroundings.

Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe is a man-made nature reserve made from the material dug to create the Channel Tunnel. Situated below Shakespeare Cliff, with stunning sea views. Dogs on leads are welcome.

The Western Heights

The Western Heights Nature Reserve is carved into the hillside of Dover. Dog walkers are welcome all year round.

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