Explore White Cliffs Country

With fast transport links to London and mainland Europe, a spectacular coastline (THE white cliffs), charming towns and villages and more history than you can shake a stick at, White Cliffs Country on Kent's Heritage Coast is a fantastic area to visit. Almost a quarter of the district is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and with no shortage of memorable things to see and do, you can escape the everyday here and focus on the good things in life.

Explore our towns

  • Welcome to Dover

    A panoramic seafront framed by the iconic White Cliffs, an incredible history and thriving cultural scene - there's a lot more to Dover than meets the eye.

    Two men cycling towards the camera on Dover Promenade with colourful flowers in beds, Dover Harbour, Dover Castle and the White Cliffs in the background
  • Welcome to Deal

    One of south east England's most popular seaside spots with a cool cultural vibe, thriving music and food scenes and an intriguing history.

    A group of four young people taking a selfie on Deal Pier with the town and seafront in the background
  • Welcome to Sandwich

    The most complete medieval town in England, Sandwich's fascinating past has created an intriguing mix of ancient and modern.

    Three women and one man walking towards the camera along the quay at Sandwich next to the river with buildings in the background

Plan your visit

  • Getting here and getting around

    Within easy access of London, the rest of Kent, Sussex and mainland Europe, White Cliffs Country is the perfect location for a holiday of any duration. Plan your trip today.

    A row of white and pastel coloured buildings with a shingle beach and sea in the foreground.
  • Visitor Information Centres

    Find everything you need to make the most of your time in White Cliffs Country from the friendly and helpful staff at our Visitor Information Centres.

    A female member of the visitor information team showing a map and guide to a visitor.
  • Useful maps and guides

    Download a wide range of full-colour guides, brochures and leaflets, complete with maps, detailing all you need to know about White Cliffs Country.

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  • Emergency and useful services

    Find the essential services you need for your visit to White Cliffs Country - Deal, Dover and Sandwich, Kent. From hospitals to vehicle recovery and more.

    An orange and navy lifeboat in Dover Harbour in front of the Lifeboat station
  • Planet-friendly tourism

    In White Cliffs Country you can make sustainable choices to support local businesses and help future generations experience this unique place.

    A blond-haired boy wearing a yellow waterproof jacket and holding a pond-dipping net looking down at a pond at his feet.
  • Pre- and post-cruise

    Find everything you need for your pre and post cruise experience in Dover, Deal and Sandwich.

    Large white cruise ship on a calm sea with the White Cliffs in the background and a yellow tint in the sky.

Inspiration for your trip

  • Explore our castles and forts

    Discover three magnificent coastal castles, and as many forts, chronicling thousands of years of fascinating history.

    Dover Castle from a distance in the early morning light with a pink sky and greenery in the foreground.
  • Walking in White Cliffs Country

    With over 20 walking routes and many public footpaths, there are walks for all ages and abilities in some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.

    Two adults holding hands with a small child walking on the White Cliffs of Dover - blue sea and sky.
  • As seen on screen

    Visit the many places in White Cliffs Country used as film and tv locations.

    A street scene at night and the bright colourful lights of an amusement arcade
  • Literary connections

    Follow in the footsteps of famous writers who have been inspired by locations in White Cliffs Country.

    A green-blue sea, glimpse of beach and edge of white cliffs and green landscape in the foreground.
  • Cycling around White Cliffs Country

    There are great routes and paths to cycle in White Cliffs Country - Dover, Deal and Sandwich area - with something to suit all ages and abilities.

    Two people on bikes chatting on a cycle path with others in the background.
  • Visiting in summer

    Breathe in the fresh sea air, potter around our seaside towns, discover incredible history and amazing attractions, and explore 20 miles of spectacular coastline. Or just laze on the beach.

    A person on a paddleboard on a calm sea with Deal seafront and beach in the background.
  • Visiting in autumn

    Autumn is a wonderful time of year to visit. Enjoy seaside strolls, amazing experiences, delicious food and drink from seasonal local produce and soak up the season of mellow fruitfulness.

    Walmer Castle wall clad in red autumnal leaves, two cannons in the foreground.
  • Visiting in winter

    Bracing walks with amazing views, hearty meals by a pub fire, vibrant entertainment, festive cheer - winter is warm and welcoming in White Cliffs Country.

    Two women walking towards the camera along a woodland path, one wearing a pink coat and hat, both wearing walking boots. The trees are bare and there are leaves on the path.