The lovely seaside village of St Margaret's is set in the heart of White Cliffs Country. It first appeared in the Domesday Book as "Sancta Margharita" and it has continued to play an important role in history throughout the centuries. From late Victorian times, St Margaret's developed as a holiday resort and coastal countryside retreat for the well-to-do. Lord Byron, Ian Fleming and Noel Coward are amongst its famous former residents and visiting guests.
Today, the village and bay offer an inspiring backdrop to spectacular countryside and coastline and to a wide range of activities. If you love history, discover The Frontline Britain Trail - a 4 mile circular route - learn about the role of St Margaret's during the Second World War.
The narrow winding road to the bay leads to a car park facing the beach and The Coastguard - Britain's nearest pub to France.
Paths from the bay lead up to the cliff top (be prepared for lots of steps) from where you can take a walk and admire the stunning views. Ponies roam the cliff top so don’t be surprised if you come across one or two. The cliff path leads to the Dover Patrol Memorial, and beyond is a fabulous walk to Kingsdown.
Enjoy fresh, seasonal Kentish food at the beautiful Pines Garden, Museum and Tea Room. Indulge in a delicious cream tea at Mrs Knott's Tea Room at South Foreland Lighthouse. Uncover the history of this charming village and take pleasure in panoramic views across the English Channel.