South Foreland Lighthouse

A charming and distinctive historic landmark with unrivalled views of the channel and the White Cliffs of Dover - South Foreland Lighthouse has a fascinating tale to tell: a beacon of safety guiding ships past the infamous Goodwin Sands; the first lighthouse powered by electricity and the site of the first international radio transmission.

Discover the lost Victorian world of life in a lighthouse, enjoy breathtaking views of the English Channel or just relax and enjoy tea and cake in Mrs Knott’s tearoom.

Find out more about the South Foreland Lighthouse and White Cliffs of Dover on this short video:


Opening Times

Open Friday to Monday 11.00am to 5.00pm, from mid-March to the end of October.
Open everyday in school holidays.


The Front, St Margaret's Bay
CT15 6HP

Entry Price

Adults: £6.00
Children: £3.00