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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.

White Cliffs Plant Fair

Our annual spring plant fair is back this year bigger and better than ever. Join us on the 9 and 10 May, 10-4pm, and see our giant marquee brimming with thousands of plants all grown by our band of dedicated volunteers. We also have bric-a-brac, tombola and other stalls and our cottage vegetable garden will also be open to the public.

Thinking about volunteering?

Be part of something special

Be part of something special

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 or come along to one of our open days?

Going underground

We're starting work on a major new project to uncover a forgotten Second World War underground shelter, ready to open to the public in spring 2015.


Could you help us keep an eye on our animals? We're looking for local volunteers to help us to do daily visual checks on the animals in our care.

Find us on Facebook

We're now on Facebook, so for all the latest updates about the White Cliffs plus loads of lovely pictures why not see our page?