Probably most well known for its nuclear power station, Dungeness is so much more than that. It is one of the most unique environments in the UK and habitat to around 600 species of plants and rare insects.
It has the largest vegetated shingle beach in Europe and two lighthouses. The oldest was built around 1901 and is now decommissioned and open for tourists to visit.
Dungeness is bleak, yet with its own unique beauty too. The beach is ‘other worldy’ and scattered with long ago abandoned fishing boats, fishermens huts, nets and other fishing related objects.
It is said that some of the very finest fish and chips can be eaten at The Pilot Inn, while the Dungeness Snack Shack serves some of the best ‘beach food’ around. The fish in their food is as fresh as it gets and all caught from their own fishing boats daily. Their food includes crab and lobster rolls, fish cakes, firshermens rolls and smoked cod chowder. Opening times are seasonal.
We recommend a visit to Dungeness. It is not only a fascinating place, but also an artists and photographers paradise with its unique landscape.