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Notice: Fan Bay Deep Shelter - The tunnels are open everyday this week with spaces available to book in person, each day from 9:30am.
Magnificent coastal site overlooking the English Channel
These high chalk cliffs look out onto the English Channel, giving far-reaching views towards the French coast.
The best way to see the cliffs is to take a walk along the coastal path towards South Foreland Lighthouse. You’ll get a great view of the cliffs and also see the chalk grassland that’s home to so many unusual plants and insects like the chalkhill blue butterfly and the pyramidal orchid.
The cliffs also have a special place in our national history and they were used for defence in both World Wars. You can see reminders of this past at the newly opened Fan Bay Deep Shelter a complex of Second World War tunnels hidden within the chalk.
Join our expert photography volunteers on a stroll out to capture the beauty of the cliffs on film. We'll take you to some of our favorite spots and give you helpful hints and tips on the way.
- Sunday 9 August, 1pm. No booking needed, meet at the Visitor Centre.