White Cliffs in winter

There's lots of reasons to visit the White Cliffs of Dover this winter. From frosty cliff-top walks to luxurious shopping we've got everything you need to enjoy the best of winter.

Christmas Treats and gifts

Our selection of Christmassy goodies is back. With decadent chocolates, delicate ornaments and novelty napkins to cater for all your Christmas needs.It’s impossible not to get into the Christmas spirit surrounded by a splendid array of reds, golds, and greens. Not to mention the shimmering of glitter and glass decorations that can’t help but call to the inner magpie in all of us. To top it all off, a collection of Santa, snowmen, reindeer and the very smell of Christmas embodied in our candles and packets of mulled spices will help bring Christmas to any home. Our shop and cafe are open everyday 10-4pm, until the 23rd December.

Out and about after Christmas

Don't forget that the Visitor Centre is open everyday from 27th December, 10-4pm and on Boxing Day 11-3pm, if you fancy a bracing stroll.

The car park is open daily from 26th December, 9-7pm. See our opening times page for more information. Please note that the whole site is closed on the 24th and 25th December.

New Year's Day

Celebrate the New Year with us, the lighthouse and tearoom will be open specially on January 1, ideal if you are looking for somewhere to go for a New Year's Day stroll.

New Year's Guided walk

We also have a special guided walk leaving the visitor centre at 11am, you can join our knowledgeable guides for an interesting and informative two mile stroll to the lighthouse.

Embrace the season and enjoy a walk across the frost-kissed world of the cliffs.

As you experience the crispness of leaves underfoot or the crystalline crunch of fresh frost, discover the White Cliffs of Dover in their wintery beauty. A walk towards South Foreland Lighthouse will offer a crisp breeze, a quiet serenity and stunning views of this winter wonderland.

And on the greyest of days, when the sea and the sky seem to melt into one you can escape the wind and the rain in the Visitor Centre, enjoying a bowl of handmade soup, freshly baked cakes or simply a mug of hot chocolate to warm the cockles.

A group of visitors take a walk across the cliffs
4 people walking across a field on the cliffs

Venturing out into the frosty world of winter? Our shop has you covered. Avoid rosy cheeks and reddened ears by wrapping up warm with our collection of woolly hats, scarves and comfy jumpers, or for a sweeter treat try some of our traditional marmalade or jam, all made in small batches to clasic recipies.

Everything woolly
Piles of blankets and a toy ram