Kent Coast Path

Kent Coast Path

A walk from Camber to Ramsgate along a scenic section of the England Coast Path.

5 to 9 nights
67 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £555 per person

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About this route

One of the first parts of the England Coast Path to be officially opened in 2016, the Kent Coast Path wanders from Camber to Ramsgate. Several paved stages can be challenging to untried feet, but the area is full of rewards, packed with history and places of interest.
The two major features on this section of the England Coast Path are the remote flatlands and the iconic White Cliffs, offering a variety of terrain, from paved paths to wild expanses and rugged climbs. This stretch of coastline has endured its fair share of warfare and invasions over the centuries, the evidence of which can be explored in the form of various Roman forts and villas, amazing castles from several historical periods, and the iconic Battle of Britain Memorial, to name just a few.
Although there are plenty of hard surfaces to cross, the Kent Coast Path is an integral bridge in the England Coast Path, with an excellent historical focus.

© Contours Walking Holidays Kent Coast Path map
Camber to Ramsgate
67 miles (107 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Passing through two National Nature Reserves and spotting the abundance of wildlife that make this region their home.

Reaching the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover and admiring the spectacular views across the Channel to France.

Exploring the many wonderful settlements along the path, such as the well-preserved medieval town of Sandwich and the thriving port of Dover.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
KCP1 From Camber(L) to Ramsgate 5 nights, 4 days walking Demanding£555
KCP2 From Camber(L) to Ramsgate 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate£885
KCP3 From Camber(L) to Ramsgate 9 nights, 8 days walking Easy / Moderate£1000

Kent Coast Path 5 nights, 4 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Camber(L) where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Camber(L) to New Romney. 17 miles (27km) / 276 ft (84 m) ascent

Day 2

New Romney to Folkestone. 15.5 miles (24.5km) / 322 ft (98 m) ascent

Day 3

Folkestone to Deal. 17.5 miles (28km) / 2539 ft (774 m) ascent

Day 4

Deal to Ramsgate. 17 miles (27km) / 522 ft (159 m) ascent


Depart from Ramsgate after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£55.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 5 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

The coastline of Kent is filled with so many wonderful attractions that it is worth taking a little extra time to explore the area more thoroughly. Below are some great locations which we think are perfect for an extra night's stay or two.

The scenic port town of Folkestone is an excellent choice in which to spend an extra night. Those interested in art will enjoy wandering through the extensive Creative Quarter, boasting over 100 artistic enterprises. There is also the maritime heritage of the Folkstone Harbour Arm to explore, while wartime historians will enjoy the planes, hangars and unique artefacts in the Kent Battle of Britain Museum. As well as all of this, there is an extensive range of eateries and shops available along the quaint regenerated streets, as well as amazing views from the clifftop promenade of The Leas a short walk away from the town.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 66.5 miles (106.5 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 15.5 miles (24.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 17.5 miles (28 km)
Code: KCP1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Camber(L)
End of holiday: Ramsgate

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are London Gatwick and London City.

By Rail - The nearest station to the start of the trail (Camber) is at Rye (about 4.5 miles away). There is a rail station at the end of the trail (Ramsgate).

By Bus - There is a bus service between Rye & Camber. Various bus services run from Ramsgate.

From London - Trains run from London St Pancras International station to Rye. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Camber.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to catch the train from Ramsgate to Rye. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Camber.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

Customer reviews from the Kent Coast Path

“Great views, good friends, mostly great weather for walking, lots of happy memories! We have always found Contours so reliable and the staff so helpful when we're planning our walking holiday.”
Miss Hardman, Canada
“Overall an enjoyable walk.”
Mr Brown, UK
“Interesting and little-known part of England. Fairly easy walking. Excellent weather! Have always found Contours very reliable.”
Ms Crisham, UK
“As usual, very well organised and an enjoyable walk.”
Mrs Howard, UK
“It was amazing.”
Mrs Russell, USA
“I had a very enjoyable holiday, the nature was diverse and not 2 days alike.”
Mrs Lildholdt, Denmark
“Very enjoyable obviously helped by the unusual sunny September weather. Everything went like clockwork. Accommodation expected us and bags all arrived OK.”
Mrs Hayes, UK
“Everything ran smoothly even when one hotel cancelled we were kept well informed and the Contours staff were very friendly and helpful (Chloe and Richard). The part from Folkestone to Dover was the most interesting with a visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial on the route.”
Mrs Hayes, UK
“I enjoyed the holiday. Some lovely guest houses and B and Bs to stay at - friendly hospitality and welcomes in particular from Sandwich, Dungeness, Dover and Ramsgate. This is my 3rd holiday - and they have all been good.”
Mr Finn, UK
"View into Dover" by Sylvia Hayes (2021) "View into Dover" by Sylvia Hayes (2021)
"Battle of Britain Visitor Centre" by Sylvia Hayes (2021) "Battle of Britain Visitor Centre" by Sylvia Hayes (2021)
"Boats at Rest on the Shore between Dungeness and Lade" by Sylvia Hayes (2019) "Boats at Rest on the Shore between Dungeness and Lade" by Sylvia Hayes (2019)
"The Round House from the top of the Old Lighthouse, Dungeness" by Sylvia Hayes (2019) "The Round House from the top of the Old Lighthouse, Dungeness" by Sylvia Hayes (2019)