This is a harbour beach, mainly shingle, with clean bathing water. Dover is a busy ferry terminal, but the seafront behind the beach isn’t industrial; in fact it’s quite attractive. Stretching out to the north are the eponymous, evocative white cliffs and there’s medieval Dover Castle above the town. Although most visitors are passing through, en route to France, those who stop awhile can enjoy the watersports centre or visit Swimmer’s Beach at the north-eastern end, where cross-Channel swimmers train and acclimatise for their challenges.
By the White Cliffs of Dover in the autumn.