If the inclusion of Dungeness in our list of best adventure destinations has caught you off guard, you’re probably not alone. After all, Dungeness is located less than 50 miles from Gillingham and, well, if you’ve been to Gillingham you’ll know that the town doesn’t exactly scream inspiring travel hotspot.
“A unique beachside destination and an absolute dream come true for photographers”
So, with that in mind, what is Dungeness doing here and why are we talking about it? OK, so first thing’s first Dungeness is in Kent and, despite the existence of Gillingham, there’s a reason the county is known as the “Garden of England” (it’s a nice place to be outside in).
Situated on Kent’s coast, between the High Weald Area of Natural Beauty and the Kent Downs Area of Natural Beauty, Dungeness is a unique beachside destination and an absolute dream come true for photographers. It’s scenic southern England meets dystopian wild west, one that’s been labelled a “desert” in some corners. Here’s everything you need to know about the place.
How To Get There
By car, Dungeness is about an hour and a half’s drive away from London (a journey just under 80 miles). Alternatively, get a train from St Pancras International to Folkestone Central and then a Wave 102 bus down to The Pilot stop at Lydd-on-Sea. This way of getting there will take slightly over three hours.