“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 

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 Index Icon World's Smallest Public          Railway
 Index Icon Three Types of                           Sound Mirrors 
 Index Icon The Largest Shingle             Foreland in Britain
 Index Icon Martello Tower as it             was in Napoleonic times
 Index Icon Fourteen Medieval             Churches
 Index Icon Sussex Emerald Moth
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 ‘the best  known Sheep
    in the world’
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What's New

The following pages on the website are new or have been updated:

Index Icon Martello Towers updated 16 September
Index Icon Explore Places by Location new 7 September
Index Icon St Thomas à Becket Church updated 7 September
Index Icon Second World War updated 2 September
Index Icon Day of Syn 2018 Photos new 29 August

Index Icon Cycling updated 12 August
Index Icon Volunteering on Romney Marsh updated 12 August
Index Icon St Clement Church Photo Gallery new 26 July
Index Icon Visitor Guides new 18 July
Index Icon Lydd Aiport updated 18 July

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 St Thomas à Becket, Fairfield   scroll right and left and click on a picture to see it enlarged in a slideshow 

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

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Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 

90 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.