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Notice: From Monday 16th February the car park adjacent to the visitor centre will be closed for re-surfacing. We will have very little disabled parking available during the works. If you need to use a disabled space, please give us a call on 01304 207326, we'd be happy to offer assistance or advice.
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’ll see reminders of this past all along the cliffs from the slit trenches dug by soldiers to the concrete remains of the range finding station.
The Winter season can be one of the busiest for our conservation team, from clearing scrub on Foxhill Down to repairing and replacing our picnic tables, we've got lots of big and little jobs to keep the place in good condition.