Stunning beaches, beautiful countryside and unique history
Kent's countryside is well known as the Garden of England, but it also includes some beautiful beaches, unique nature reserves and wildlife parks, and a fascinating history of invading armies and secretive smugglers.
Once, this whole corner of Kent was just the sea, but over time the currents of the English Channel and North Atlantic deposited shingle and sand at the spot where they met and new land slowly emerged.
You can still find evidence of this in ancient sea walls and places like Port Lympne; an essential stop off for Roman traders, but now many miles inland.
Gradually the area where you'll find yourself camping developed into a network of riverways, marshes and small islands; a maze of tiny settlements and churches which became a favourite spot for smugglers to land goods from the continent, hiding them away in secret tunnels and caves all along the South East coast.
Over many years the work of the sea currents, and human efforts to drain the land, peaked with the creation of the Royal Military Canal, built primarily to create military defences in case Napoleon invaded, it also helped fully drain the land for farms like the one at New Romney our caravan park is now based on, even today the land continues to grow, and edges just a little closer to France every year.
As trade and business gradually moved towards the larger towns and ports like Dover, Margate and Folkestone further along the coast, the Romney Marshes area became something of a secret patch of farmland, quiet sandy beaches and unique wildlife habitats, perfect for a relaxing getaway, but with some great surprises to be found.
Places to go
There are some amazing places to go in the area which offer all kinds of adventures, within just a few miles you'll find golf courses, a superb RSPB nature reserve which gets some very rare visitors, a small airport that can take you to the clubs and casinos of Le Touquet, and a watersports centre. Just a little further on at Port Lympne is one of the best wildlife parks in the UK, sea and freshwater angling and a historic light railway, or the Channel Tunnel across to Europe.
Walks, cycle routes and beaches
The area is probably best known for it's wonderful walks, cycle routes and beaches; a nature trail passes the camp site, at Dungeness you can see the work of the sea in process walking the vast expanse of shingle which has created the largest desert in the UK, dotted with old fishing shacks and strange features like the sound mirrors at Denge. The sand dunes and shallow tide at Camber can offer some beautiful sunsets and there are plenty of other sandy beaches and bays all along the coastline.
To learn more about the area and places like Dungeness beach, Camber Sands beach and dunes, Port Lympne Wildlife Park, Hythe and Sandgate beach, Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway, RSPB Dungeness nature reserve birdwatching, St Mary in the Marsh, St Mary's Bay, Romney Marshes and the Royal Military Canal contact us and speak to our friendly team.