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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nursery School
“Dymchurch is well known for its glorious beach which attracts many thousands of visitors every year. The sandy beach is quite flat and stretches from north to south for over three miles, and is frequently 'washed' by the tide of the English Channel. Dymchurch beach provides safe sea bathing in the haven of Romney Bay and miles of fine sand to build all the castles you want, play beach sports, have a swim in the sea or just laze around. The beach is very close to all the facilities of Dymchurch village, including cafes, restaurants, pubs and amusements. During the summer months there is a beach manager on hand with help and advice. Dymchurch Beach has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor.”
  • 1 local recommends
Theme Park
“A small family fun fair ideal for younger children! Great value and a traditional arcade with fish and chip shops and ice cream stalls galore! Approximately a 30/40 minute drive from Dover. A really great value day out!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Corner Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Tourist Attraction
“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. Of the 74 Martello Towers built on the Kent and Sussex coast, Martello24 is considered to be the best surviving example, being closest to its original condition and it can be seen as it was when occupied by the military in 1806. It has been restored to its original design and layout with almost all of the original tower still in place. The tower contains almost all of the features of the original design including brickwork, front and parapet doors, window openings, fireplaces, ventilation shafts, the original 24 pounder muzzle-loading cannon on the gun platform, parapet shot lockers, hauling rings, replica gunpowder barrels, and replica 'Brown Bess' muskets.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
  • 2 locals recommend
  • 1 local recommends
Shoe Repair
“Fabulous food, reasonable prices takeaway - pizza, kebabs and fish and chips - all delivered ”
  • 1 local recommends
  • 1 local recommends
“Great food, both standard cafe fare and also a small fish and chips bar on the right hand side towards the toilet”
  • 1 local recommends
“Set behind a 4-mile-long sea wall, the village of Dymchurch swells with summer tourists. With a permanent population of around 3,600 residents; it has a primary school, two newspapers, banks, shops and cafés serving both locals and visitors. As well as the beautiful beach, the town has an amusement park with a Log Flume ride, Ghost Train and Dodgem cars. There is also a narrow gauge steam railway, the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway providing nostalgic rides between the old cinque port of Hythe and Dungeness, stopping en route at Dymchurch station. Dymchurch Beach has an endless stretch of sand reaching from Dungeness in the west to Folkestone in the east. It gently slopes and is ideal for donkey rides, building sandcastles, sunbathing and flying a kite. It boasts blue flag award clean waters for bathing. The countryside surrounding Dymchurch is flat and rural - ideal for walking and cycling along quiet country lanes. Guided bicycle rides around Romney Marsh are offered free of charge by the Romney Marsh Countryside Project (RMCP).”
  • 7 locals recommend