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RSPB Dungeness Nature Reserve

Dungeness, the RSPB's oldest nature reserve, occupies nearly 1,000 hectares of the Dungeness peninsula: the largest shingle formation of its kind in Europe. The reserve is part of the Dungeness National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

In winter, you can see hundreds of waterbirds on the lakes. In spring and autumn, migrating birds pass through on their way to their breeding grounds or winter homes. In spring and summer, there's plenty of other wildlife to spot too: from dazzling dragonflies and fluttering butterflies to croaking frogs and colourful wildflowers.

The great variety of wildlife at Dungeness and its strangely beautiful landscape make a visit worthwhile at any time of year. Whether you follow our self-guided trails, join in an organised guided walk or family event, or simply relax and enjoy the views from our comfortable Visitor Centre, we're sure you'll have a wonderful time!


  • Guided tours
  • Groups welcome
  • Coaches welcome
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Conference / Meeting facilities
  • Gift shop