How to get here

By train

The best station to use is Dover Priory which is 3 miles away. It has an hourly high-speed service from London St Pancras and local services through Kent and Sussex.

By road

No direct vehicular access to the lighthouse. Parking is available at the White Cliffs of Dover Visitor Centre, then take a stunning 2 mile cliff top walk along the cliffs following the way-marked trail. If you prefer a shorter walk park at St Margaret's bay (not NT) then walk up to the Pines Gardens and St Margaret’s Museum continuing on along Beach Road through South Foreland valley to the lighthouse, which is about a mile away.

Parking: No onsite parking. Nearest at White Cliffs, 2-mile clifftop walk, or St Margaret's village or bay then walk (1 mile)

By foot

You can walk from Dover which is about 2½ miles away following the Saxon Shore way cliff path via the White Cliffs Visitor Centre or from the village of St Margaret's following footpaths through South Foreland valley.

By bus

From Dover to Deal (route 15), alight at Bay Hill, where the bus turns then it’s a 1 mile walk via Lighthouse Road. Not suitable for cars.

By cycle

NCN1, passes ½ mile from the lighthouse, cycle into St Margaret's village head towards the sea and turn right into Lighthouse Road, then follow the track to the lighthouse. Cycle racks available. Not suitable for vehicles.


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