It is a popular seaside resort with funfairs, holiday camps and a sandy beach, and is protected by Dymchurch Wall.
St. Peter and St. Paul Church is partly Norman, with excellent doorways and chancel arch from this period.
The little Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway serves the town.
Dymchurch is the ancient capital of Romney Marsh, and was the seat of the Lords of the Level, who met at New Hall, rebuilt in 1590.
There are two Martello Towers, over seventy of which were built to defend England from invasion during the Napoleonic Wars, at Dymchurch.
The fictional story of Dr. Syn, vicar and smuggler, created by Russell Thorndike, brought fame to Dymchurch, especially when filmed by Walt Disney with Patrick McGooham as the central character..