Foreland, North and South, two promontories on the east coast of Kent, having between them the Goodwin Sands and the sheltered roadstead of the Downs. The North Foreland, said to. be identical with Ptolemy's Cantium, is a cliff of nearly 200 feet in height, and has a lighthouse, 85 feet high, showing a light for 20 miles. The South Foreland is 16 miles to the south, and has two fixed lights visible for over 20 rhiles. In 1666 a four days' sea-fight between Monk and De Ruyter was fought in the neighbourhood.