Famous for its white cliffs, Dover has blossomed since it was destroyed during WW2. The coastal location in Kent, with unrivalled connections to France, is rich with history, dramatic geography, beautiful beaches, and some wonderful properties.
The Britannia Bearsbys office is located under 60 minutes away from Dover, in Aylesford. Having been in operation since 1987, Britannia Bearsbys is perfectly located to help with removals throughout the whole of Kent and destinations further afield.
Moving to Dover
What many love about Dover are the regency properties, with the seafront scattered with properties in pastel hues. The large detached homes and town houses tend to vary between £400,000 and £900,000, whereas smaller versions of both are upwards of £250,000. Semidetached homes fall between £130,000 and £250,000 and cottages start at £120,000. Flats are available between £70,000 and £200,000.
If you would prefer to rent in Dover, look to have a minimum budget of £450 pcm for a one bedroom flat, rising to £550 pcm for two bedrooms. Family sized homes (with three bedrooms) fall between £650 pcm and £850 pcm.
Beaches in Dover
Dover boasts four beaches, spanning from the harbour in the east to Abbot’s Cliff in the west. Dover Harbour is a sheltered shingle beach and, despite being set within a major port, the water is very clean and the surroundings are attractive. The beach is overlooked by the magnificent Dover Castle and the white cliffs can also be seen. The beach has a number of amenities and is also home to a water-sports centre.
A mile west is Shakespeare Beach. The small shingle beach is popular with dog walkers but swimmers should be wary as there are strong offshore rip currents.
Further west still is Lydden Spout Beach; a secluded stretch of shingle and sand coast at the foot of the famous white cliffs. Visitors are advised to stay away from the bottom of the cliffs due to rock falls but it is a popular beach for families due to the abundance of rock pools at low tide.
Abbot’s Cliff is little known as it can be hard to access. Many walk from Lydden Spout, but this is not an option at high tide. The only other option is the steep cliff path which burns the thighs when climbing back up! It is a very secluded beach but an idyllic spot in the summer.
Dover Transport Links
Dover is extremely well served by local and regional buses, which make the most of the A roads which surround the town. Ashford, Canterbury, and Folkestone are all well under a 40-minute drive away.
However, the town is most famous for the Dover to Calais Ferry. On average, there are 38 ferries to Calais per day, run by P&O Ferries or DFDS Seaways. Journey time to and from Calais is around 1 hour 30 minutes.
Dover Priory Station is located just off of the Folkestone Road and has five services per hour. All five trains terminate in London with one to London St Pancras (via Ashford International), one to Charing Cross (via Sevenoaks), two to London Victoria (via Chatham and Bromley), and one to London St Pancras (via Deal). There are also regular trains to Canterbury (25 mins) and Folkestone (14 mins).