Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe

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Stroll below the famous white cliffs at Samphire Hoe, England's newest piece of land made from chalk marl excavated from the Channel Tunnel.

It has quickly become one of the world's rarest habitats - chalk grassland and a haven for wildlife. Look up and you might see kestrels hawking above; look down and scarce beautiful wildflowers can be seen along the paths. Look out across the sea to distant views of France from the tranquility of this unique country park setting. Visit the education shelter with its woodburning stoves and displays, refreshments are available.

Signposted from the A20 west of Dover. Open 7am till dusk every day.

Samphire Hoe is owned by Eurotunnel and managed together with the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership.

Opening Times and Prices

Please visit Samphire Hoe website for details on opening times and car park charges.



  • 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
  • Disabled badge holders and motorcycles are free