1 Day in Dover: Cliffs & Beaches Adventure

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by Evelyn

May 8, 2024 · 1 min read

Dover 1 Day Itinerary

Embark on a scenic one-day adventure to Dover, where natural beauty and relaxation await. Begin your journey with a visit to the awe-inspiring White Cliffs of Dover, a symbol of Britain's resilience and a natural wonder that has stood guard over the English Channel for millennia. Allocate around three hours to fully immerse yourself in the panoramic views and the sense of history that envelops this majestic landscape. Afterward, descend to the tranquil shores of Dover Beach. Spend a leisurely two hours strolling along the pebbled seafront, listening to the soothing sounds of the waves, and perhaps indulging in some local seafood. This one-day itinerary in Dover, crafted by Trip.com, promises a blend of awe-inspiring sights and serene moments by the sea.

Top 6 Hotels in Dover
TOP 1
Best Western Premier Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
Best Western Premier Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
hotelStar
4/5
75 reviews
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TOP 2
Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel
Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel
hotelStar
4/5
107 reviews
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TOP 3
The Grand Burstin Hotel
The Grand Burstin Hotel
hotelStar
3/5
146 reviews
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Holiday Inn Dover
Holiday Inn Dover
hotelStar
4/5
53 reviews
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Best Western Clifton Hotel
Best Western Clifton Hotel
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3/5
106 reviews
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Premier Inn Dover (A20)
Premier Inn Dover (A20)
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3/5
40 reviews
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1 Day in Dover Itinerary: Day 1

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White Cliffs of Dover

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Begin your Dover adventure with a visit to the majestic White Cliffs of Dover, a symbol of hope and freedom for centuries. Standing atop these towering chalk cliffs, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the English Channel. Allow yourself to be enveloped by the serene atmosphere as you take a leisurely 3-hour stroll along the cliff-top paths, where the sight of fluttering butterflies and the sound of chirping birds accompany the stunning panorama.

Attraction Info

  • United Kingdom
  • Suggested tour duration: 3-5 hour
  • Open 24 hours

Recommended Nearby Restaurants

The White Horse
The White Horse
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2.9 km from attraction
The Little Kitchen
The Little Kitchen
/5 · 0 reviews
3.2 km from attraction
VIRSA "The Heritage"
VIRSA "The Heritage"
/5 · 0 reviews
3.4 km from attraction
Cullins Yard
Cullins Yard
/5 · 0 reviews
3.4 km from attraction
The Allotment
The Allotment
/5 · 0 reviews
3.5 km from attraction
The Happy Chef
The Happy Chef
/5 · 0 reviews
3.6 km from attraction
17 min,9.19 km
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Dover Beach

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After the heights of the White Cliffs, descend to the embrace of Dover Beach for a relaxing 2-hour visit. This pebbled shore, set against a backdrop of the bustling Seafront, offers a tranquil retreat with the soothing sounds of waves. Walk along the beach, feel the sea breeze, and watch ferries glide in the distance. It's the perfect spot to reflect on the day's earlier cliff-top adventures or to simply unwind by the water's edge.

Attraction Info

  • Seafront, Dover, England
  • Suggested tour duration: 2-3 hour
  • Open 24 hours

Recommended Nearby Restaurants

The Allotment
The Allotment
/5 · 0 reviews
1.9 km from attraction
Caffe Macaris
Caffe Macaris
/5 · 0 reviews
2.2 km from attraction
The Little Kitchen
The Little Kitchen
/5 · 0 reviews
2.4 km from attraction
The Happy Chef
The Happy Chef
/5 · 0 reviews
2.5 km from attraction
The White Horse
The White Horse
/5 · 0 reviews
2.5 km from attraction
Cullins Yard
Cullins Yard
/5 · 0 reviews
2.6 km from attraction
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2.5/52 Reviews
Dover
|0.64km from Dover Beach
4.1/529 Reviews
4.1/5Very Good29 Reviews
Dover
|0.83km from Dover Beach

Top Things to Do in Dover-2024

TOP 1
Dover Castle
Dover Castle
4.8/5 · 16 review
taCommentInfo-imageBased on 6,408 review
Highlights:
Dover Castle (DoverCastle) is a medieval castle located in Dover, Kent, England, England. It was built in the 12th century. Due to its defensive significance, Dover Castle is known as the "Key to England". Dover Castle is the largest castle in England and is a very iconic British castle that has been stationed on the British coastal border for nearly nine centuries.
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TOP 2
White Cliffs of Dover
White Cliffs of Dover
4.8/5 · 24 review
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Highlights:
The White Cliffs of Dover, towering chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel with vistas of the French coast. A great way to see the cliffs is to take a walk along the coastal path to the South Foreland Lighthouse. You can see cliffs and chalk grasslands with many unusual plants and insects. The White Cliffs of Dover also holds a special place in the nation's history, being used as a defense in both World Wars, and WWII-era tunnels are hidden in the chalk.
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TOP 3
Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral
4.4/5 · 37 review
taCommentInfo-imageBased on 7,342 review
Highlights:
Canterbury Cathedral was built in AD 324 and is one of the oldest and well-known Christian buildings in Britain. In 1452, Nicholas V ordered to rebuild it. Porta and Carlo Martell successively presided over the design and construction, and finally completed the present appearance in 1626. It is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, bishop of the Anglican Church. The official name of the church is "Canterbury Cathedral and Archbishop's Church". The church has been listed as a world cultural heritage. The Holy Trinity Chapel is in memory of Archbishop Thomas Beckett, who was killed here in 1170 AD. The whole church includes a monastery, a cloister, a monastery and a Norman water tower that have been handed down. Now Canterbury Cathedral has become one of the must-see attractions in the UK!
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TOP 4
Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle
4.6/5 · 45 review
taCommentInfo-imageBased on 5,393 review
Highlights:
Leedsburg is located in the dreamy valley of the River LEN, 4 miles east of Maidston, Kent, England. The whole castle is located in a beautiful river in the middle of a small lake, which is very elegant. The early Leedsburgh was built in AD 857 on the foundations of a timber-framed castle, then named Esdeles. The morning sun illuminates the tranquil lake in the Kent countryside and awakens the beautiful castle by the lake. It is unimaginable that this castle has a history of thousands of years. It used to be the country house of the British royal family and was deeply favored by the queens, so it was called "The Queen's Castle".
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TOP 5
Dover Beach
Dover Beach
4.9/5 · 9 review
taCommentInfo-imageBased on 283 review
Highlights:
Dover Beach is a small beach on the coastline of Dover. It has a good environment. It is backed by the White Cliffs of Dover and faces the Strait of Dover. It has beautiful scenery and is a good place for vacation and leisure.
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Dover 1 Day Itinerary