South Foreland Lighthouse

A distinctive landmark on the White Cliffs of Dover, this historic building was the site of Faraday’s work in pioneering the use of electricity in lighthouses, and was the first to display an electrically powered signal. South Foreland was also used by Marconi for his successful wireless telegraphy experiments.

The Front
St Margaret's Bay
Dover, Kent
CT15 6HP

  • Telephone: 01304 852463 
  • Website:
  • Opening times: See the website for details.
  • Access: No access to lighthouse by car; visitors must walk from main car park (NT) situated at Langdon Cliffs (2ml) or from St Margaret’s village or bay (1ml, not NT). Alternatively park at White Cliffs property and walk around clifftops to lighthouse, approx. 2m