“The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.”

Romney Marsh   

Romney Marsh The Fifth Continent is known for its natural beauty, the diversity of its habitats, rich history, extensive coastline and its sheep.

With much to see and do, excellent accommodation, outstanding attractions, fine food and drink, varied walking routes and many sandy beaches, Romney Marsh is an ideal place to visit, explore and enjoy. Find out more 

Santa Claus     ROMNEY MARSH ROTARY CLUB AND SANTA
Look out for Santa and his sleigh on the following days in December:
Monday 5th  Lydd   Tuesday 6th Lydd-on-Sea    Wednesday 7th Lydd   Thursday 8th  Dymchurch   
Saturday 10th  New Romney High Street, Ivychurch, St. Mary's, Newchurch and Burmarsh
Monday 12th Greatstone    Tuesday 13th St. Mary's Bay    Wednesday 14th Littlestone   Thursday l5th Dymchurch   Saturday 17th Sainsbury's. Brookland, Brenzett and Old Romney
Monday 19th Greatstone   Tuesday 20th New Romney   Wednesday 21st New Romney   Thursday 22nd St. Mary's Bay

 

 Scenes on Romney Marsh   click on a picture to see it enlarged in a slideshow 

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Dymchurch Beachcam

Dymchurch has one of the finest sandy beaches in Kent. You can now view realtime pictures streamed from Dymchurch beach. The beachcam provides live information on the tide for fisherman and others wishing to use the beach for leisure. You can check the tides, see the weather in real time, watch the seagulls and view spectacular sunrises, all live

The pictures are live and continous 24 hours a day from a webcam installed by Dymchurch Parish Council.  
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Dymchurch Beachcam

 

Walk the Romney Marsh Coast

The coastline of Romney Marsh  extends  from Hythe round Dungeness Point, some 20 miles of coastline.You can now walk the entire length of this coastline by following the new England Coast Path.  

The path generally follows the coast with the exception of diversions inland to avoid the Lydd and Hythe Army ranges.

There are also minor diversions at Dungeness, in order to protect the shingle vegetation, and Greatstone, to avoid exceptionally high tides.
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Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 

88 years of Steam Romney Hythe & Dymchurch RailwayRailway Heritage set against the backdrop of some of Kent’s most picturesque countryside is what makes a journey on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway a totally unique experience. 

The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is proud to operate the most complete collection of one third full size Steam Locomotives in the world, running on tracks just 15 inches apart. 
13½ miles of track stretch across the picturesque Romney Marsh from the Cinque Port town of Hythe to Dungeness; one of the largest expanses of shingle in the world & designated as a National Nature Reserve.    
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Romney Marsh is known as The Fifth Continent. Thomas Ingoldsby, the pen name of 19th century author and cleric Richard Harris Barham (sometime Rector of St Dunstan, Snargate), wrote in his The Ingoldsby Legends:
The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.

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Serve God, honour the King, but first maintain the Wall is an apt slogan for Romney Marsh. Penned by author Russell Thorndike in his Dr Syn novel 'The Scarecrow Rides', it epitomises the fact that Romney Marsh owes its existence to the Dymchurch Wall, which stops the sea from flooding the Marsh.

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John Betjeman wrote about Romney Marsh:

Romney Marsh, on the Sussex border of Kent and close to the sea. Romney Marsh, where the roads wind like streams through pasture and the sky is always three-quarters of the landscape. The sounds I associate with Romney Marsh are the bleating of innumerable sheep and the whistle of the sea wind in old willow trees. The sea has given a colour to this district: it has spotted with silver the oak posts and rails; it gives the grass and the rushes a grey salty look and turns the red bricks and tiles of Fairfield Church a saffron yellow.