Sunny Lodge Local Area

Folkestone is situated at the foot of the North Downs, with views of the surrounding countryside and the coast of France, a mere 24 miles. The area is a magnet for passing migrating birds and the Warren (woodlands adjoining Wear Bay) and the cliffs above are of particular interest for finding fossils, during the spring and autumn periods. 

Hythe boats


Hythe is full of old period buildings which are overlooked by the Norman Tower of St. Leonard’s Church. It boasts a maze of ancient streets which lead from Quarry Hill down to the gardens and Royal Military canal, where you can hire a rowing boat or have a go at fishing, but if none of this takes your fancy, why not just simply relax and watch the world go by. Why not travel fourteen miles on the steam train from Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway station to Dungeness, which takes in Dymchurch, New Romney, and Romney Marsh. It is incredibly scenic and relaxing. On the Outskirts of Hythe, you will find Lympne Castle which has been built on the site of the old Roman Fort. The castle features both medieval and Norman towers. Near the castle is Lympne wild animal park. Where you can see various animals from Elephants to Monkeys.

Romney Marsh

Romney Marsh is a very unspoilt area, and boasts the cleanest beaches in the UK. There is a five mile stretch of sandy beach at Dymchurch. The beaches from St. Mary’s Bay to Littlestone are signed posted ‘Dog Friendly’ so dogs are welcome and can roam free without complaint.



Lydd is the place for churches and watersports, it boasts the tallest church in Kent. Why not visit the Brenzett Aeronautical Museum which has a lot of wartime memorabilia, the Dungeness Visitor Centre and also the Old Lighthouse. This is a very similar place to Hythe with its period buildings, but don’t take our word for it, see for yourself and have a drink in one of the towns many inns.


New Romney

New Romney is the capital of the Marsh. There is a fine selection of Coffee shops, cafés, and pubs. This is where the main station is and boasts a fascinating Toy museum.




Dymchurch is where you’ll find Lathe Barn, it houses chicks, ponies, sheep, pigs peacocks etc. and the kids will love it. It is also the RSPB Reserve.

Local Attractions

    • Leas Cliff Hall
    • Metropole Arts Centre
    • The Martello Tower
    • Beautiful Coast-Line
    • The Cliff Lift
    • Dover Castle
    • Kearsney Abbey
    • Battle of Britain Memorial
    • Folkestone Bandstand
    • Folkestone Castle
    • Folkestone Downs
    • Folkestone Racecourse
    • Kingsnorth Gardens
    • Wingham Wildlife Park
    • Rare Breeds Centre
    • Battle of Britain Museum (Hawkinge)
    • Coastal Park