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

See and Do on Romney Marsh

There is much to see and do on Romney Marsh, from its fine sandy beaches, world's smallest public railway, mediaeval churches, nature and bird reserves, unspoilt countryside and much more.

To see what Romney Marsh has to offer, please use the A to Z index or just scroll down the alphabetical listings of Things to do below. 

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Index Icon A to Z Index of What to See and Do on Romney Marsh 
A comprehensive index of all that you can see & do on the Marsh
Index Icon Listings of Things to Do on Romney Marsh 
Information about things you can do

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Greatstone Beach
Beaches
Romney Marsh has four of the finest beaches in Kent, at Dungeness, Dymchurch, Greatstone and St Mary's Bay
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Dungeness
Dungeness
The stark wild beauty and distinctive character of this shingle desert engenders feelings of awe, wonder and curiosity
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St george Church at Ivychurch
Historic Churches
Romney Marsh is renown for its rural historic churches. There are fourteen scattered across the Marsh
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New Hall in Dymchurch
Historic Buildings
Romney Marsh has many historic buildings providing a picture of life on the Marsh over the centuries
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Great Spotted Woodpecker
Nature
With its shingle beaches and flat marshland, Romney Marsh contains a wealth of wildlife and more
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RH&DR
Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
One of Kent's top Tourist Attractions with visitors from around the globe
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Things to Do on Romney Marsh

This is an alphabetical listing of things to do on Romney Marsh; just scroll down.
NB Inclusion in this listing does not imply any form of recommendation.

Action Watersports

Action Watersports, located on a purpose built, freshwater lake in Lydd on Romney Marsh, offers waterskiing, wakeboarding, barefoot and jetskiing.
 

Astronomy

The Romney Marsh is one of the country's best areas for stargazing due to its wide horizons and lack of light pollution. Romney Marsh juts out into the English Channel and is often cloud free; you can often see clouds building up further inland whilst the sky here remains clear. Due to the low population density there is little light pollution from local sources. Inland and away from the coastal strip the sky at night can be really good for astronomy. The Milky Way can be seen easily along with distant objects such as galaxies and star clusters.
 

Beaches

The Marsh has four of the finest beaches in Kent, sandy beaches at Dymchurch, Greatstone and St Mary's Bay, and the shingle beach at Dungeness. Click on 'Website' for more information.
 

Birdwatching

Romney Marsh is an excellent place for seeing and watching birds. The Marshes large expanses of countryside criss crossed with dykes, farmland, lakes, coastline, sea and Dungeness Point, attract a large variety of birds. The coastline has formed over the past 5,000 years and continues to evolve. Wetlands extend across the area with shingle beaches, saltmarsh, saline lagoons, grazing marsh, gravel pits and intertidal mud and sand flats.
 

Churches

Romney Marsh is renown for its rural historic churches. There are fourteen scattered across the Marsh, with St Thomas à Becket at Fairfield the most iconic. Marooned amid the landscape without a graveyard or fence to keep the sheep from grazing up to its door, it is all that's left of a mediaeval village.
 

Cycling

The Romney Marsh is an excellent place to explore by bicycle, given it's flat and unique landscape, and there are plenty of places to cycle in the countryside and on the Romney Marsh coast.

Dungeness

The stark wild beauty and distinctive character of this shingle desert engenders feelings of awe, wonder and curiosity. Dungeness lies on a headland on the south Kent coast formed largely of a shingle beach in the form of a foreland, between New Romney, Lydd and Camber on Romney Marsh. It shelters a large area of the low-lying land Romney Marsh.

Dungeness B Power Station Visitor Centre

Dungeness B Power Station has an award winning visitor centre. The centre gives the opportunity for members of the public to enjoy the interactive exhibition zone and embark on a guided site tour to see the plant in operation.

Fishing

Romney Marsh is excellent both for coarse fishing on its numerous lakes and the Royal Military Canal, and sea fishing, from both beaches and charter boat.

Golf

Romney Marsh has three golf clubs, Littlestone Golf Club, Littlestone Warren Golf Club and Lydd Golf Club. All three clubs welcome visitors.

Greatstone Lakes

Greatstone Lakes are located to the west of the village of Greatstone. The two lakes, known as the north and south lakes, are man made in so far as they are old gravel pits. In the 1970s the extraction of the gravel on the now nature reserve was an important industry, supplying gravel for sea defences and road building, amongst other things.

Greatstone Sand Dunes

The sand dunes at Greatstone are typical coastal sand dunes. Sand dunes are small ridges or hills of sand found at the top of a beach, above the usual maximum reach of the waves. The dunes at Greatstone run parallel to the coastline, separating the beach and sea from the land, along almost the whole length of Greatstone.

Haguelands

Haguelands Village offers fun for the whole family. Come along any day of the year and you’ll always find something to do. Meet the Alpacas, take cookery classes, ride on a tractor trailer around the farm, sample delicious fresh Kent produce in the Bistro, browse our fantastic Craft Fair, sample any of our amazing local produce from our extensive Farm Shop

Land Yachting

Greatstone beach, on the south east coast of the Marsh, is one of the finest land yachting sites in the UK, with a long, wide stretch of beautiful flat sand that gives you all the space you need.

Lydd Air

Lydd Air operates from Lydd Airport, just north of Lydd. They provide regular services to France, leisure flights, flying with a fighter and charter flights.

Lydd Kart Circuit

Lydd Kart Circuit has a 1040m, MSA licensed track and offers karting for children from 4 years old (subject to height restrictions). They run an Independent Race Meeting on the 2nd Sunday of each month, providing Owner/Drivers with the chance to go Club Racing once a month in a friendly family atmosphere. These meetings cater for kids from 5 years old (in Bambino karts) and then range through various Cadet classes to Junior Subaru, Mini Max, Junior Max, ProKarts, Rotax Max & Rotax Max 177 . Their Hire Kart fleet ranges from Bambinos (available for kids of 6 years and over, provided they are at least 1 meter tall), through single-engine Cadet and Junior chassis to twin-engine ProKarts for the Adults (over 16 years). They welcome bookings from individuals or groups and, although we have a list of basic events on the Arrive & Drive page, we can also tailor an event to suit your requirements. We advise pre-booking for busier times, most notably weekends and school holidays, but can offer Arrive & Drive on many days throughout the year. We can offer one-to-one tuition, kart preparation and kart storage, while the Circuit boasts a well-stocked kart shop – Clarke Karts – selling new and second-hand karts plus spares, oils, racewear, tyres and so on. We also have a Cafeteria which sells hot and cold food (on race days & most weekends), plus hot and cold drinks, chocolate bars and crisps. (The café is open all year round for drinks & confectionery snacks.)

Lydd Speedway

Lydd Speedway is located off the B2075 between Lydd and New Romney. It is a 205m smooth track with banked up corners. They are open every Sunday April to October from noon to 5pm. You have to be a member to ride but you can join on the day and the fees are reasonable.

Lydd Town Museum

Lydd Town Museum reflects much of the history of the area and offers an interesting insight into what is a fascinating part of Kent.

Martello Towers

Martello Towers, sometimes known simply as Martellos, are small defensive forts that were built across the British Empire during the 19th century, from the time of the Napoleonic Wars onwards.

Nature Reserves

The Romney Marsh, including Dungeness, is one of the most important wildlife sites in the world - protected at global, European and UK levels. The area is home to species found hardly anywhere else in the UK and is also a crossroads for migrating birds stopping off on their epic global journeys.

New Hall

The New Hall in Dymchurch dates back to the time when Dymchurch was once the headquarters for law and order on the Marsh; the name Dymchurch derives from Deme, mediaeval English for judge or arbiter. It was here where the governors of the Marsh resided (known as The Lord of the Level).

Old Lighthouse

The Old Lighthouse at Dungeness offers unique and perfect views over the 500 cuspate shingle ridges (created primarily by long shore drift) that have formed the foreland, one of the largest in the world and the greatest example in the UK.

Port Lympne Reserve

There's an animal for everyone at Port Lympne. The Animal Park houses over 650 rare and endangered animals, set in 600 acres the park, the landscaped gardens take full advantage of the spectacular views of Romney Marsh.

Prospect Cottage

Prospect Cottage was home to Derek Jarman, the well known film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author. He is also remembered for his famous shingle cottage-garden, created in the latter years of his life, in the shadow of Dungeness nuclear power station.

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

The RH&DR is a small gauge light railway which runs for about 13.5 miles from Hythe via Dymchurch, St. Mary's Bay, New Romney and Romney Sands (for Greatstone) to Dungeness. It is the world's smallest public railway.

Romney Marsh Visitor Centre

The Romney Marsh Visitor Centre houses fascinating displays depicting the region’s natural and social history, providing opportunities for visitors and locals to discover explore and learn about the Romney Marsh’s landscape and heritage.

Royal Military Canal

Built in c1809 as a defence against Napoleon, there’ll be something to see or do along the canal.

Sound Mirrors

The Sound Mirrors, also known as Acoustic Mirrors, Concrete Dishes or Listening Ears, are large concrete structures designed as an early warning system for Britain to detect enemy aircraft.

Walking

The Marsh is perfect for a short and long walks, beit in the countryside, on the coast orin the villages and towns.