Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe, Dover: Hours, Address, Samphire Hoe Reviews: 4.5/5

Samphire Hoe
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Whitling2k
York, UK43 contributions
Apr 2022
Great spot to see the cliffs. It's a lovely peaceful; spot for a nice walk if exploring the area. The café is reasonably priced, and parking is cheap too. Just be careful if you plan to use your phone to pay for parking - we had no signal. However, the cafe owner was happy to give us £1 cashback from some ice creams to cover the parking.
Written 17 April 2022
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Steve R
Sidcup, UK80 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Very pleasant visit, peaceful surroundings. £1 for 2hrs parking (cash or RingGo ) with visitors centre/ light meals and beverages. Access to Peebles beach overlooking Folkestone.
Written 15 March 2022
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Claire
Ashford, UK133 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
1st visit and definitely not the last. Some a wide open, peaceful location. Very well maintained. Lovely little cafe and clean toilets. Perfect for birdwatchers.
Written 12 February 2022
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Heyer100
Bishops Stortford, UK142 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Lovely place to walk and wonderful example of building waste being turned into a nature reserve. Right on the Dover coast, so very susceptible to coastal weather conditions. Seasonal tea kiosk & toilets. We enjoyed the scenery and our walk, definitely need to wear appropriate gear. Pay for parking.
Written 10 November 2021
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Sarah G
Harrogate, UK1,357 contributions
Sep 2021
So interesting that this place is made from the rubble from the channel tunnel. Loved the white cliffs and we had such an atmospheric walk on a windy and overcast day - was invigorating, we loved it.
Written 9 October 2021
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JulesbSouthLondon
Coulsdon, UK154 contributions
Aug 2021
Samphire Hoe is definitely worth a visit. It's not huge but there is a circular walk you can do that takes about 40 minutes and also a beach at the end where you can look for sealife in the rock pools. We found crabs, sea snails and jelly fish. It's a great place to come with small children.
Written 4 September 2021
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Lisa Fraser
Dover, UK670 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Hadn’t been here for a good few years and definitely need to not leave it so long next time. I used to bring my children here all the time when they were younger for organised activities. There are toilets and an education centre and drinks/food/ice cream hut. The staff are very knowledgeable and the wildlife is amazing. If you walk to the end there’s a stone beach. On a clear day you can see as far as dungeness. A lovely place to walk with lots of wildlife if you take the time to look at the flowers and insects. Even a lovely family of ducks waddled into the water.
Written 20 July 2021
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Mike H
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Very dog UNfriendly. I remember being able to walk all over the area to explore and take pictures. Now instructions are to stay on the single path and keep dogs on a lead.
I realise this is a wild life protection area, but draconian measures like this mean I won;t be returning to this my local area. Our grandchildren who all have dogs, also will be warned of rules, so doubt if any of them will be visiting.
The place is fine for walkers to view the grass and cliffs, but not for general recreation and enjoyment with families.
Written 15 July 2021
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Wayne Pritchard
Dover, UK82 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Wow we went on a hot day fishing it was amazing the staff in the cafe where amazing lovely place for a walk very clean and excellent ice cream
Written 29 June 2021
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BirdBrain99
Greater London, UK192 contributions
May 2021
This man made space beneath the cliffs between Dover and Folkestone is full of surprises. A safe close view of the sea. A nature walk. A well equipped cafe and snack bar.
Written 28 May 2021
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