Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Dover

Enjoy the history and other features of Dover. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the beaches, restaurants and parks. Dover Museum and Dover Castle are just a couple of the must-sees. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Dover

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Dover a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Royal St George's Golf Club (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Dreamland (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Leas Lift (6.7 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Sene Valley Golf Club (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Dover

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 70°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Dover

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Dover. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pencester Gardens (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Dover Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Shakespeare Cliff (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Samphire Hoe (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • White Cliffs of Dover (2.1 mi / 3.5 km)
  • St Margaret's Bay Beach (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Dover

The nearest airport is in Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.), located 15.3 mi (24.6 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Dover Priory Station, Dover Eastern Docks Station and Dover Hoverport Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Dover?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 626 vacation rentals near Dover. From 389 Houses to 116 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dover for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Dover?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Dover. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dover (QQD-Dover Priory Train Station): 874 vacation rentals
  • Dover Beach: 859 vacation rentals
  • Dover Harbour: 860 vacation rentals
  • Dover Shepperdswell Station: 1,044 vacation rentals
  • Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal: 847 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dover listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dover?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 389 Houses in Dover. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dover include:

  • Cottages: 116 rentals available
  • Cabins: 116 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 116 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dover?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 31 vacation rentals with pool available in Dover. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.