When I travelled to the coast last week, I drove to the small town of Hythe and then went on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, a small gauge light railway which runs the 13.5 miles from Hythe to Dungeness on the South-East coast. It opened in 1927 as a 15inch gauge ( one third full size) fully working steam railway.
I travelled to the end of the line at Dungeness. It is an unusual landcape and has been designated as a National Nature Reserve, Pecial Protection Area and Area of Conservation..Dungeness is one of the best single beaches in the world and is home to 600 species of plants which is a third of all plants found in the UK.
There are two lighthouses in Dungeness, the old one(shown above) which is now privately owned and is open to the public. You can also see the roundhouse base of the oldest lighthouse on the right. Below is the new lighthouse.
On the way back to Hythe I stopped off at New Rowney to see the model railway
With its small funfair
and sandy beach