A ten minute walk along the sea wall (or a two minute drive) from Springhaven brings you to the village of Dymchurch with it's traditional funfair, coffee shops, a mini-Tesco and the station for the miniature steam railway that connects Hythe to Dungeness.

Just a two minute walk away is the Ship Inn, with decent food and drinks - perfect for an evening out without worrying about driving. If you like fish & chips for an eat in or takeaway we can recommend Beach 48 in Dymchurch village. Just a 5-6 minute walk from Springhaven -do check their times for eat in.

For great fresh fish / fish & chips it's worth a visit to The Lazy Shack in Hythe where you can, weather permitting, eat on the beach. They also serve breakfasts.

Another good breakfast / bruch option is The Fig in Rye (about 25-30 minutes drive).

For a fine dining experience we can recommend the Hide & Fox, about 20 minutes away  in Saltwood. A Michelin starred restaurant where you will need to book well in advance to enjoy superb cuisine.

A ten minute drive brings you to either Hythe or New Romney for more shops, larger supermarkets, restaurants and fabulous fresh fish at The Lazy Shack Shop (who also sell great meat too).

About 15 minutes drive brings you to Port Lympne Zoo for a fun day out.

A little further afield is Folkestone with its fabulous harbour arm where there's always something happening or somewhere to eat, including the wonderful Rocksalt (booking needed) restaurant. Or drive to Dungeness (or take the steam railway) in about 30 minutes to see the lighthouses and walk the fascinating nature reserve.

Dover and Canterbury are both about 45 minutes away and the channel tunnel just 20 minutes.

Springhaven on the beach - your perfect holiday house in Dymchurch.

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