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St Marys Bay
(Holidays and Beaches)
St Marys Bay lies on the south east coast of the Romney Marsh , between the
villages of Littlestone and Dymchurch. It is a modern 1900's village which
catered for the boom in seaside holidays in the 1920's.
On the 16th July 1927, the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (RHDR) a narrow gauge railway
was opened, St Marys Bay one of the original stations was called Holiday Camp
then St Mary's Bay until the 1980's when it became Jefferson Lane, finally
back to St Marys Bay in 2000.
The railway was built by Captain J. E. P. Howey and Count Louis Zborowski to
serve the local population and tourist trade, it stretches for nearly 14 miles
from Hythe through Dymchurch , St Marys Bay ,its base at New Romney ,Romney Sands
and then to the fishermens cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness . It is still
a major tourist attraction and well worth a visit.
(Click here for the Official RHDR site)
Out to sea, lies a section of the Concrete Mulberry Harbour built during 1944
for the Dunkirk landings in the Second World War. This section became detached
from its tug and drifted back to St Marys Bay .
With the advent of package holidays the UK holiday camps have been slowly
shutting down, and St Marys Bay is no exception, its heyday was in the
| St Marys Bay has the usual shops and amusements found at holiday resorts.
The nearest main shops are at Hythe about 4 miles to the east and Folkestone
a further 2 miles.