The village of Littlestone on Sea was started in the 1880’s as a resort for the gentry.
The village of Littlestone on Sea was started in the 1880's as a resort for the gentry and has two local golf courses, one of which is a championship course. Founded in 1888, Littlestone is a classic remote links course, located on thefringe of the Romney Marshes, with the English Channel as the back-drop. It is a unique and atmospheric Championship Links Course and is rated 67th in the Top 100 Golf Courses of England. Many homes are being renovated into contemporary sea-front residences.
From the golf coursetowards there are uninterupted views form St Mary’s Bay and the North Downs in the distance, the seafront where the sands on the beach at low tide extend out about half a mile from the sea wall. The local town of New Romney, situated in the historic area of the Romney Marsh, is about 1 mile distant with a good range of shops and other facilities, including a supermarket. Dungeness, 4 miles, is only one of four areas recognised as High Nature Conservation Value (HNCV) in Kent and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The area is also popular with artists and photographers and features regularly in numerous Life Style magazines. The Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and fine period architecture is 13 miles. The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone is approximately 14 miles. Ashford International is approximately 16 miles and has high speed connections to the Continent as well as to London St Pancras in 37 minutes.