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Samphire Hoe
South East

Samphire Road
Kent, CT17 9FL
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Discover fascinating wildlife, rare plants, spectacular landscapes of the White Cliffs and stunning views over the English Channel.

Samphire Hoe, the nature reserve of Eurotunnel located between Folkestone and Dover in Kent, is a place for both wildlife to thrive and people to enjoy. To maintain the balance between the two, we ask that people stay on the paths, keep dogs on leads and scoop the poop.

Opening times
Samphire Hoe is open from 7:00 a.m. until dusk.

Samphire Hoe Car park
There is plenty of car park spaces, on a pay and display basis.
In May 2020, current rates for cars are: up to 30 mins 50p; 30 mins-2 hours £1.00; Over 2 hours £2.00.
And for coaches: £2.00
Disabled badge holders and motorcycles are free.
Motorhomes (4.8m tall max) are allowed to park during opening times but there is no overnight parking.

At Samphire Hoe, dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times and any poo picked up.

Find more things to do near Dover in White Cliffs Country here

Accessibility Information

Wheelchair and pushchair access
Samphire Hoe is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. There are toilet facilities including those for the disabled (RADAR key) and a baby changing room.

There is a recommended ‘access for all’ way around the Hoe. The route follows the front path, signposted “West shore via the Hoe” passing through the chicane. The full circuit is 2km long. The section through the Hoe is tarmac; the sea wall is smooth concrete with two ramps giving access to and from the middle terrace providing good sea views. The average gradient is 1:15 with some steeper sections and occasional cross slopes maximum 1:25