The White Cliffs of Dover was a bucket list item for me and my sister (my brother had no idea what we were dragging him to do!). After having a wonderful brunch at the Modern Pantry in London (one of my favorite places to eat in London), we boarded the one hour train to Dover. To be honest, Dover is a pretty ugly and boring place. It is a major industrial harbor so the scenery isn’t that pretty. The town is nice but really tiny and not much going on in it. I think most people go to Dover to see the White Cliffs.
After getting a bit lost and confused going from the train station to the White Cliffs, we managed to make it! A hint though…the official park closes at 4:00 pm. You can still walk along the cliffs but nothing will be open. Also, just splurge and take a cab to/from the cliffs. It only costs about 8 pounds each way and saves you a lot of time! By the time we got to the cliffs, the sun was already starting to set. However, the trail is almost entirely flat and not strenuous at all.
The entire time I was with my siblings I kept saying, “That’s one small step for Loren and Chase, one giant leap for Jordan!” Seriously, I had to take like 3 steps for every step they took (and I was still way behind them!). Always the short one!
How gorgeous was that sunset?! I should note that I took most of these photos around 4:00 pm (and this was before daylight saving time!). Also, my phone thought I was in France the entire time I was walking the White Cliffs of Dover. For some reason, it was picking up the phone signal from Calais, France which is 20 miles from Dover across the English Channel. Supposedly on a clear day, you can actually see the French coastline from Dover but that wasn’t possible when we were there!