Kent Coast Path: Dungeness to Littlestone

Begin at The Old Lighthouse, an historic Grade II listed building open to the public and offering panoramic views across the shingle, the surrounding countryside and the English Channel.

Begin this walk at The Lighthouse in Dungeness, then explore further and discover more of what this Kentish wild desert has to offer.

Dungeness National Nature Reserve is home to bird species including bittern, little ringed plover and Slavonian grebe to name a few. It is home to 600 species of plant, a third of all plants found in the UK which you have the opportunity to discover. The nature reserve stretches across Dungeness to encompass the vast RSPB reserve and is intended to help protect the landscape and its wildlife. It’s a must-visit while you venture on this wonderful coastal walk.

Further along the route, why not visit Greatstone Beach, a wonderful sandy beach, frequently washed by the tide of the English Channel.

Route Overview

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Starting Point

The Old Lighthouse, Dungeness


Allow 1 hour 30 minutes


No gates, no steps

Kent Coast Path: Dungeness to Littlestone

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Travel by bus to reach Littlestone and Dungeness.



Wave 102 bus services run from Littlestone to Dungeness.

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Paid parking is available adjacent to the path by The Old Lighthouse.




Maps and Guidebooks

Explore Kent has produced a detailed leaflet for this walk, produced in 2019. Available to download from Explore Kent’s website or request a hard copy from Explore Kent.

Food & Drink

There are various places to stop along this walk, RHDR the ‘End of the Line Restaurant’ and the Pilot Inn in Dungeness, tea shop and restaurants in Littlestone, and the Heywood Buffet at the RHDR New Romney Station.

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