There are two Lighthouses, the older of which is open to the public. The more recent was built in 1959. Dungeness was always a dangerous place for shipwrecks.
There are also two large nuclear power stations.
Nearby Denge Marsh is a bird sanctuary.
Dungeness is the terminus of the celebrated narrow -gauge steam line known as the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
The English fleet was defeated by the Durch in a naval battle off Dungeness in 1652.
PLUTO (Pipe Line Under the Ocean), carrying petrol to Northern France after D-Day in 1944, had one its English terminals at Dungeness, the other being at Shanklin.
The film maker Derek Jarman bought an old fisherman`s cottage here in 1986, and lovingly created a garden on the shingle.