Facilities & access


  • No access for cars. Parking at The White Cliffs of Dover (National Trust), then walk along clifftops to lighthouse (2 miles) or at St Margaret's bay (1 mile)
  • All visits to the lighthouse are by guided tour which start regularly through the day. Tours last 30 minutes, last tour leaves at 5pm. No booking is necessary.
  • Dogs welcome in the grounds. Dog loops and outside seating are available at the tearoom
  • Small shop selling items of local interest, cold drinks and ice creams

Family & children

  • Borrow a kite for free -ask in the shop
  • Free games and childrens activities on the lawn
  • Family friendly tour available on request
  • No pushchairs on lighthouse tour due to confined space


  • Mobility parking - please contact the property before your visit
  • Braille guide and large print guide available
  • Sensory experience
  • Building - two steps to entrance. Ground floor accessible. Many stairs with handrail to other floors
  • Grounds - loose gravel paths, uneven ground and steep slopes
  • Tearoom - removable ramps and accessible toilet available
  • Assistance dogs welcome throughout

Give us a call

If you need more information about your visit please give us a call on 01304 852463 or you can always email us. We'd love to hear from you.

Bringing your dog

We welcome dogs in the grounds but, so that you can have a safe and enjoyable visit, please take a look at our guide for dog owners before you visit.


Get outdoors

We welcome cyclists. You can cycle up from St Margaret's village and we have a cycle rack for your bike. Please remember that you can’t cycle on the cliff path.