Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Dungeness: Like another World

My Husband and I took a road trip to the South East a couple of weekends ago to visit friends in Hassocks. Taking advantage of the glorious English sunshine, we decided to take the Friday off and start our trip via the interesting 'village' of Dungeness.

Situated on the Kent coastline, Dungeness is a forgotten postcode that seems to have stood still in time with its shingle beach stretching for miles, dotted with boat caucuses and delapadated wooden sheds.

The sun was beaming down on us and the area was so quiet and eerie, we felt like we were in an American wasteland.

The area surrounding Dungeness is a heavily protected Nature Reserve with rare plants and masses of birds.

Most people will have heard of Dungeness by the film directors Prospect Cottage and the two massive Power Stations, which are a strange backdrop for such a uniquely beautiful spot.

We picnicked on the deserted beach, strolled around the shingles, and had a pint in the busy pub. 
Dungeness is well worth a visit for an afternoon or a day as it truly is like a different world.

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