Beach used as SHOOTING RANGE is on sale for just £1

Property BOOMS! Beach used as an MoD SHOOTING RANGE that is ‘suitable for development’ is for sale for just £1 (but is completely underwater at high tide)

  • The stretch of coast is just a stone’s throw away from the White Cliffs of Dover
  • It was a military shooting range used by the Royal Marines dating back to 1856 
  • It is being sold off by the Ministry of Defence and the minimum bid is just £1 

A stretch of beach next to the White Cliffs of Dover is going on sale for as low as £1.

The stretch of coast used to be a military shooting range used by the Royal Marines and dates back to 1856.

The beach – 18.48 acres in size – is going under the hammer after being sold off by the Ministry of Defence.

Despite the ridiculously low guide price Rightmove is offering advice on monthly mortgage payments via Nationwide Building Society

The beach – 18.48 acres in size – is going under the hammer after being sold off by the Ministry of Defence

It’s being dealt with by the MoD’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation and the minimum bid is just £1.

There is nothing on land but it is suitable for development.

However, there is one minor drawback as auctioneers warn the ‘narrow section of beach’ is completely covered by the sea at high tide.

The full listing reads: ‘The property is located in Kingsdown, Kent, a small village approximately 6.2 miles to the north east of Dover.

‘The town is popular with seasonal tourists and forms part of the White Cliffs of Dover, the area therefore sees high footfall in the summer months.

‘The property is accessed from Oldstairs Road and is bordered by Undercliffe road to the northern section.

‘Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club is situated immediately to the west of the site alongside several high value cliffside residential properties.’

It continues: ‘The property comprises a former coastal military firing range and is now a section of beach and waterfront land adjacent to the white cliffs of Dover.

‘The property itself forms part of the Dover to Kingsdown Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

‘The site comprises a narrow section of beach to the southern end that is covered by the sea during high tides.

‘The northern part of the site is wider and includes a beach, some flat grassland and some sea defences.

‘The property may suit some development in this area (subject to obtaining the necessary consents).’

It comes after a four-bed, beachfront property along the shoreline in Deal, Kent recently sold for £4million.

Millions of Brits are set to enjoy holidays in the UK this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It comes after a four-bed, beachfront property along the shoreline in Deal, Kent recently sold for £4million

The Government’s traffic light system grading countries has left holidaymakers confused and opting to have vacations in the UK instead.

The land is being sold by Lambert Smith Hampton Auctions.

Despite the ridiculously low guide price Rightmove is offering advice on monthly mortgage payments via Nationwide Building Society.

The freehold listing reads: ‘Land for sale.

‘Kingsdown Rifle Range, Undercliff Road, Kingsdown, Deal, Kent, guide Price £1.’

The ‘Key features’ include it is ‘Coastal land within the White Cliffs of Dover which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.’

It also confirms it is a ‘Former rifle range’ and is ‘Suitable for development (subject to planning).’

The auction takes place tomorrow on Wednesday, June 8.

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