Folkestone is located in Kent, the Garden of England; it is a bustling port town on the English Channel, south-east England. Once a small fishing harbour, it is now a gateway to Europe. Folkestone connects the UK to mainland Europe with busy ferries and a major cosmopolitan port; offering travellers easy access to explore France and beyond. Despite the development of this fast-paced Edwardian resort, Folkestone still maintains its unique charm which attracts many visitors all year round. With white towering cliffs to the East and broad sandy beaches to the right, this beautiful seaside destination is a favourite among holidaymakers who enjoy coach holidays to Folkestone.
Most of the resort’s facilities are concentrated at the level of the cliff-top Victorian boulevard known as The Leas. The older part of the town, with its cobbled streets, lies close to the harbour below. Nearby is the bathing beach at East Cliff Sands, at the foot of the cliffs crowned by a Martello Tower. The multi-million-pound regeneration of the town centre has given a new buzz to this already vibrant resort, combining 21st-century shopping centres and traditional shops, boutiques, country markets and a bustling Creative Quarter.
Folkestone Harbour Arm is the place to be, after a recent restoration, the Harbour Arm is now open daily. It is a haven for great food and drink, shopping, entertainment, and music. Small, independent businesses have set up shop along the pier, offering visitors an enhanced seaside experience. With an onsite bakery and brewery to keep you well topped up and a promenade out at sea, it is the perfect place to get a world-class sea view.
Close by is Lower Leas Coastal Park, home to the largest free adventure play area in the South East. It boasts a stunning amphitheatre with regular theatre and musical performances throughout the warmer months. Why not take a stroll through the flower gardens, go on a mini beast safari, or discover the beautiful wildlife?
Folkestone is an unconventional, seaside resort with stunning views and an air of sophistication. There’s so much waiting for you in Folkstone, so what are you waiting for?
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