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Welcome to Dymchurch

We hope you enjoy your visit to Dymchurch and find the information and links on this page useful.

The village has 3 main car parks, the Central & Village Hall car parks are both on Orgarswick Avenue in the centre of the village & the Martello car park is on the sea front as you go out of the village towards New Romney. There are 4 dedicated disabled parking spaces on Seawall Road with ramp access to the seawall footpath. Electric car charging points are available in the Village Hall & central car parks. When the tide is out Dymchurch has a wide sandy beach. The Village complete with amusement arcade and fun fair is known as Children's Paradise.

  Dymchurch: The idyllic coastal village known as Children's Paradise that's ready to reopen - Kent Live

In 2022 and 2023 Dymchurch Beach was given a Seaside Award & Water Quality was rated as GOOD

Kent beaches in Canterbury, Thanet, Sheppey and Dymchurch given Blue Flag titles and Seaside Awards (

Kent Live readers voted Dymchurch as the Best Beach in Kent for 2022 &

The Sunday Times Best 50 beaches crowned Dymchurch as the 2022 South East regional winner

Dymchurch Beach crowned the best beach in Kent by KentLive readers - Kent Live


Useful links for local weather, tide times and beachcam:

Tide times & weather for Dymchurch beach Dymchurch (Beach) (Kent) Beach forecast and tide times - Met Office

Dymchurch beachcam - Dymchurch Parish Council - Dymchurch Parish Council, Dymchurch, Romney Marsh (

Local attractions in the village:

Martello Tower (Free Entry) Dymchurch Martello Tower | English Heritage (

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway RH&DR - Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (

Dymchurch Heritage Trail Dymchurch Heritage Trail - Romney Marsh, The Fifth Continent (

Amusement Park Family Amusements Park in Dymchurch - Right on the Beach! (

Recreation Ground - Large children's playground with Multi Use Games Area - For information on events taking place at the Rec (2) Friends Of Dymchurch Rec | Facebook

Look out for FREE children's entertainment on the seawall during the school summer holidays in August.

Bi-annually, over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the village celebrate the Day of Syn (1) Day of Syn | Facebook  and characters from the novels by Russell Thorndike.

There is no lifeguard service covering Dymchurch beach.

In an emergency on the coast, where life is at risk, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Local Pubs & Clubs

Name Website

The Ship Inn

Home | 01303 874425 (

The Ocean Inn

Ocean Inn, Dymchurch, Kent. (

The Neptune

The Neptune Pub | Carvery & Rotisserie (

The Hidden Treasure

The Hidden Treasure Micropub | Facebook

British Legion (Members club)

Dymchruch Royal British Legion Club (

Amusement Arcade (on Seawall)

Take away Beer, Wine & Cocktails

Ice Cream Shops

Name Website

The Arcade

Dymchurch Seawall Kiosk

Dymchurch slipway kiosk | Facebook

Deck Seawall Kiosk


Currently Closed

Amusement Arcade Kiosk

Family Amusements Park in Dymchurch - Right on the Beach! (


(3) Sundaes In Dymchurch | Dymchurch | Facebook

Help keep our lovely beach clean #2minutebeachclean | Home Please dispose of your rubbish properly or take it home with you.

The village has 2 sets of public toilets - Central Car Park and Seawall (just beyond the City of London pub)

Dog Free Beaches - from 1st May to 30th September - between Sycamore Gardens and Martello car park, for further detail please check: Dog-free beach measures to come into effect as usual - Folkestone & Hythe District Council (


Other local shops include Pharmacy, Premier Stores (Cashpoint & Post Office), Pilgrims Hospice Bookshop & Store, Beach Goods, Rock Shop, Tesco Express (Cashpoint), Nail Bar and several Hairdressers and Barbers


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