Attractions and Amenities
The Pines Garden & Pines Visitor Centre and Museum
The Pines Garden is a organically managed garden with a lake, poetry path and sustainability trail for children, as well as a grass labyrinth and organic kitchen gardens with over 40 different species of fruit and vegetables, from the exotic to the familiar.
Founded by ‘Flowering’ Fred Cleary in 1971, the garden contains many beautiful and unusual mature trees and shrubs including walnut, fig and pomegranate trees.
There is a statue of Winston Churchill by Oscar Nemon in the Gardens
The garden is open 9.00am to 17.00
The Tea Room is a peaceful spot next to The Pines Garden.
The Tea Room is Open seven days per week until the end of October 10.00am to 4.30pm
Open Wednesday to Sunday November to March 10.00am to 4.30pm.
Telephone 01304 853173
The St Margaret’s museum, created by the Trustees in memory of Fred Cleary CBE, houses a programme of changing displays on St Margaret’s during WW2, environmental themes and local history.
South Foreland Lighthouse
A landmark of the White Cliffs, the Victorian Lighthouse was built to warn Mariners of shifting sands and guide them through the Strait of Dover. The lighthouse was the first to display an electric light anywhere in the world. The National Trust owns the lighthouse. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/south-foreland-lighthouse
South Foreland Valley
Site of Special Scientific Interest for its chalk, flora, and invertebrates. From the blustery cliff-top you can look out across the Channel to France, as well as enjoy views towards the village of St. Margaret’s Bay and Dover.
St Margaret’s Holiday Park
There is a 23 bedroom hotel and holiday homes on site can be hired or purchased. Guests and residents can make use of the Spa pools, Sauna, Solarium and Gym, bars and restaurant or simply enjoy a restful time in this peaceful, seaside location.
Walletts Court Country House Hotel
In the picturesque hamlet of Westcliffe lies the Grade II listed ancient manor of Walletts Court. Wallets Court offers quality accommodation and high class food in its restaurant.
Telephone 01304 852424
Is the pub on the beach, for long an attractive feature of St Margarets Bay. It offers Shepherd Neame beers and lagers and offers ample parking and outdoor seating with a fine view across the Channel. Food is served at lunchtimes and in the evenings.
Telephone 01304 853176
The White Cliffs Hotel
Offers stylish and comfortable ensuite accommodation. It incorporates the Kitchen that offers the best of local, seasonal food from the “Garden of England” and the Pub that offers a wide range of local ales, wines and cocktails.
Telephone 01304 852229
A traditional, established Public House and restaurant. The restaurant is open lunchtimes and evenings, offering a wide range of quality dishes.
Telephone 01304 853404
Other Accommodation In St Margaret’s
Lenox House Bed and Breakfast
Reach Court Farm Cottages Self Catering
Holm Oaks Bed and Breakfast
Strathmore Bed and Breakfast
The Post Office, High Street
The Village Shop High Street, 01304 852425
Vintage, The Droveway
Village Tea Rooms
Shelly’s Tea Rooms, The Droveway, www.shellystearooms.com
The Pine Gardens Tea Rooms, Beach Road, http://pinesgarden.co.uk/tea-room/
Mrs Knott’s Tea Rooms, South Foreland Lighthouse, http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/south-foreland-lighthouse
Curfew Cottage Sea Street (Open Saturday and Sunday 12.00 to 16.00)
Salon Beau Unisex Hairdressers Well Lane 01304 853358
Sylvias Hair Shop 3 The Droveway 01304 852455
Marshall & Clarke High Street
Colebrook Sturrock High Street