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Address: The Stade, Folkestone, England
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Fresh BRITISH sea side

Fresh British seaside that seems to have been forgotten although still popular for the locals I'm sure just needs some more attractions near like they used to have many years ago... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I can remember when cross channel steamers and small cargo boats used this facility. This no longer happens and the once vibrant harbour resembles a ghost area with a huge lorry park adjacent although a new development has recently opened, large amount of money has been spent on renovating the pier with fast food kiosks etc along its length which... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I can not believe how run down folkestone now is. A. Sign of the times I guess .....once a bustling seaside fun filled place now not so . Such a shame .

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fresh British seaside that seems to have been forgotten although still popular for the locals I'm sure just needs some more attractions near like they used to have many years ago! Very clean and lifeguards doing there job well

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyable visit. Lots of interesting units and can walk easily from the harbour to Sandy beach which is always lovely. Had nice tea and cake.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lightly used harbour, but plenty of other things to see and do - fountains, shops, pub ( but no children access)' and general people watching, big public car parks nearby

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went with family. Ok but still needs improving with more quality venues. Had the potential to be great but too many down market establishments nearby.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

In the harbour itself there are a few fishing boats which are not interesting to look at but the square where there is the dancing water spurts was a hive of activity. Kids playing in the water jets and a few fresh fish stalls and a burger van. The pubs were busy and under the bridge opposite Rocksalt there is... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Folkestone Harbour is everything you can imagine for an English sea front - a gaudy hotel or two, a couple of pubs, some cheap tourist shops and a rather overcrowded beach. Not much else to say really.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Best viewed from Rocksalt! Not the prettiest place but a comfortable relaxing atmosphere. Take a walk up to the town to enjoy an unspoilt bustling town.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Visited the harbour with my son on a particularly hot day. Surprisingly the Sunny Sands wasn't that busy but everyone looked like they were having fun. Beach and harbour area looked really clean. Stopped for an ice cream at the kooky little kiosk by the beach which was delicious and really friendly staff. My son declined my suggestion of hiring... More 

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