We invite you to join us and to help protect and enhance this unique seaside village. The beach and downs around the village are important for migrating birds and insects, and for rare plants. The shingle beach and cliffs are part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Low tide exposes some sandy areas and a chalk shelf stretching out to sea, particularly around Oldstairs Bay.
If you live in Kingsdown, you know that it’s a very special place. The village has a unique character, touched by the giants of history like Julius Caesar, Henry the Eighth and the Duke of Wellington, profoundly influenced by the needs of sailing ships anchored in the Downs and nurtured over hundreds of years by the families of fishermen and farmers. Pretty cottages, busy shops and pubs, a school, church and village hall, holidaymakers in the summer, beautiful countryside and a stunning seascape Kingsdown has them all and more.
Where else, today, can you walk along the White Cliffs, enjoy a safe, protected beach with rock pools to explore at low tide, and a pub on the beach with inspiring views of the cliffs, and coastline of France? Kingsdown is a rare gem on the English coastline a very special place to live. Special because of its history and because, over the years, villagers have looked out for each other, set up local-interest groups and campaigned hard to protect Kingsdown’s unique character. We have much to thank them for.
Visit these webpages, find out about the meetings and events we organise, our projects and campaigns. Members can contribute articles, participate in forum debates, and submit suggestions and ideas.