Dymchurch is a popular seaside resort, complete with holiday camp, caravan parks, light railway station and amusement park.
One of the major attractions of the village must surely be the beautiful sandy beach. Awarded a "Tidy Britain Group Seaside Award" for the past 10 years, the sandy beach extends for as far as the eye can see, well at low tide anyway! Swimmers, jetskiers and windsurfers alike, gather to make the most of the water, whilst those who prefer less energetic pastimes may ride the Donkey's, fly kites or simply enjoy sitting on the sand.
Facilities of all kinds can be found on the wide seawall, which may have been built by the Romans incidently. Ice Cream, Candy Floss, Toilet Facilities, 2 Beach Manager's and a First Aid Post are all on hand, as is the Village High Street which is literally a 1 minute walk from the beach. Access to the seawall and Toilet facilities are provided for the disabled.
Restaurants, Cafe's and Take Away's offer a good choice of food and the Pubs & Inns offer food too. All the seaside "goodies" are available, sticks of Dymchurch Rock, Inflatable beach toys of all kinds and maybe even a "Kiss Me Quick" hat if you look hard enough!
No visit to Dymchurch would be complete without a journey on the railway that carries the village name. The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, is a must for Kids and Adults alike. First opened in July 1927 the 'World's Smallest Public Railway' now covers a distance of 13.5 miles from the Cinque Port Town of Hythe, to the fisherman's cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness.
New Romney Station features a buffet and a Toy and Model museum with an OO gauge model railway layout featuring trains that are computer-controlled. Check the RH&DR website www.rhdr.org.uk for more details of train times and the special Thomas The Tank Engine days and Santa Specials. Mothers Day and Fathers Day usually sees a special event being staged as well.
Dymchurch has four public houses, all provide a cheery welcome and most offer food. The Amusement Park and Arcades are the place to visit if you prefer a little light-hearted gambling during your visit, or maybe a ride on the Dodgems or the Ghost Train will be more to your liking? One should not forget that Dymchurch is fortunate enough to have the sea in one direction and the Romney Marsh in just about all others! The Marsh offers plenty of good walks with the possibility of stumbling across some excellent pubs and Inns in the most out of the way places.
If the weather is bad then a bus, car or journey using the RH&DR, into New Romney, or, in the other direction, the Cinque Port Town of Hythe is well worthwhile. If you wish to travel further afield then Folkestone, Dover or the City of Canterbury are not too far away.
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