See & Do
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Action Watersports, located on a purpose built, freshwater lake in Lydd on Romney Marsh, offers waterskiing, wakeboarding, barefoot and jetskiing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dymchurch Amusement Park
Dymchurch Amusement Park offers you a fun day out for the kids. Located in the centre of Dymchurch, right next to the beach, the park has a great choice of rides and large amusements.
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.
Romney Marsh has three golf clubs, Littlestone Golf Club, Littlestone Warren Golf Club and Lydd Golf Club. All three clubs welcome visitors.
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 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
Romney Marsh has many historic buildings and structures providing a picture of life on the Marsh over the centuries and during times of war.
Hope All Saints
Hope Church of All Saints was built in c1150 of Caen stone in the former parish of Hope. The Hope Church of All Saints fell into decay in the 17th century. During the 19th century, the ruins were a favourite meeting place for smugglers. In February 2017 the IMOS Foundation, a local charity, undertook the care of the abandoned church ruin and its three-acre site, with plans to create a unique Sculpture and Heritage Park on the site.
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 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 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 Tower No.24
Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch High Street was one of 74 towers built along the south coast between 1805 and 1812 to resist the threatened French invasion. It has been restored to its original design and contains replica gunpowder barrels and a 24 pounder muzzle-loading cannon on the gun platform. Of all the Martello Towers remaining, Martello24 is closest to its original condition and it can been seen as it was when occupied by the military 1806.
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.
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).
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.
Domination Paintball now has a new walk on site situated at Haguelands Village near Dymchurch. They will be running every weekend and 7 Days A Week through school holidays, however you can still book half/ whole days with them during the weekdays through prior arrangement. We supply scenario type markers and equipment to make it a day you will remember, and make you want to return again.
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 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.
Romney Marsh Wartime Collection
Romney Marsh Wartime Collection is a unique collection of wartime remains recovered from aircraft crash sites.
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.
Royal Military Canal
Built in c1809 as a defence against Napoleon, there’ll be something to see or do along the canal.
The RSPB Reserve at Dungeness, the Society's oldest nature reserve, occupies nearly 4 sq miles of the Dungeness peninsula - the largest shingle formation of its kind in Europe.
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.
The Marsh is perfect for a short and long walks, beit in the countryside, on the coast orin the villages and towns.