Classic English countryside and unique historical beaches
The area around Romney Meadows is the perfect place to unwind, with endless sandy beaches and nature reserves to walk, but there are some great activities and attractions to be found, and amazing local history to explore.
The area is best explored with a car or bike, although many of these attractions can be reached on the local bus service (hail and ride service with Stage Coach buses outside the campsite entrance) or our unique light railway which runs along a section of the coastline connecting several small towns and attractions together. We also have a public footpath directly outside the park entrance (over the farmers field) that will lead you to New Romney Village.
A nature trail runs past the campsite, and we are surrounded by green fields and sandy beaches with lots of birdlife and other nature particularly at the RSPB Dungeness nature reserve; you can find more information on our beaches and countryside page.
Golf is well represented in the area, with Lydd offering a championship standard, links-style golf course with no membership needed just along the road, and there are more courses to be found at Littlestone and Lydd, all three offer some unique challenges both on the courses and from the weather.
Angling opportunities are also plentiful, and the Royal Military Canal is well known as one of the best places in Kent for coarse fishing, but there's also the beautiful water lilies at Dungeness Long Lakes, more lakes at Lydd and Herons Park, as well as the coast and sea fishing.
If you're looking for a little more excitement, activity and watersports centres along the coast and lakes offer water skiing, land yachting, go karting, wake boarding and features like an inflatable assault course set on a lake; a really great day out for the family and kids.
The more adventurous may also want to fit in a quick trip to France; the Channel Tunnel along with the ferries isn't far up the coast and just down the road from the caravan park you'll find Lydd Airport which offers sightseeing pleasure flights and short trips across the Channel to Le Touquet, which is famous for watersports and nightlife including casinos and clubs.
For retail therapy we have Ashford boasts it's outlet shopping complex and Town centre which is only 30mins by car. We also have our Cinque Port Towns close by with their beautiful historical high streets and boutique shops and quirky tea rooms.
Back in the quiet of the Romney Marshes, you may notice a large number of churches, originally built by various lords of each manor to show off their wealth, the churches were often established on the island-like patches of solid dry land amidst the various waterways and wetlands. The churches were infamously a key part of the smuggling trade in the area, helping smugglers hide contraband. Many legends persist of secret tunnels linking churches and pubs and you can often find tours in the summer months taking you through the history in detail.
A short drive to Port Lympne and you can find the wildlife park; covering over 700 acres the park includes many extremely rare species and a world-famous program of captive breeding and releasing endangered species back to the wild. The park also features an African safari experience driving through a huge enclosure full of African species living alongside each other.
We have a local bus service (hail and ride outside the campsite entrance) with Stage Coach that can take you to different places in the local area.
Follow the yellow markers outside the campsite entrance that will lead you to New Romney Village. New Romney has a great high street with lots of bars, coffee and tea rooms, restaurants, hardware stores, supermarkets, post office, gifts shops, cycle shop where you can hire a bike and lots more.
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway is a locally famous feature of the area, which everyone's been on at least once as a child, and which also offers a nice way to travel between some of the best beaches between St Mary's Bay and Dungeness.
And of course, there's the rest of Kent; the White Cliffs of Dover, the stunningly beautiful Leeds Castle, historic Canterbury and the famous dockyards at Chatham which once built warships, but today most often appears in Hollywood films like Les Miserable.