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Notice: Fan Bay Deep Shelter - Tunnels open daily until 7th Sept with 120 tickets available to book, in person each day at the ticket office.
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.
We've got loads of great volunteer opportunities available including underground tour guides at Fan Bay Deep Shelter or helping with our annual plant fair, so why not find out a bit more about how you can get involved or come along to one of our open days, we'd love to meet you?