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Folkestone Harbour

The Stade, Folkestone, England
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Ranked #13 of 20 Attractions in Folkestone
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Folkestone Harbour is pretty with the tide in or out, and the adjoining sands are fab for all the family at any time of year. Toddlers in wellies in the winter have great fun. There are fish stalls for mussels etc, and fish and chip shops along with a host of quaint pubs.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

You can tell they are trying hard to invest in this area. For example the water fountains, Sunny Sands and the dismantling of the industrial units by the old station. However, they still have a long way to go to match other Kentish harbour areas. The area is reasonably flat, and therefore a great place for walkers and/or cyclists.

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Folkestone
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Folkestone harbour is a bustling area with numerous pubs restaurants (high end and more affordable ones) cafes and fish and chip shops and includes a large budget hotel (Burston). In the summer there are plenty of children orientated areas including a proactive water feature and of course the ever popular Sandy beach. When the tide is in numerous fishing and... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Folkestone Harbour has pubs, restaurants, seafood bars and gift shops. As you walk under the bridge into the cobbled street it is usually quite animated. As you stroll along the harbour you can see the fishing boats that belong to some of the stalls. Folkestone Trawlers is an amazing fish shop, not expensive for fresh fish. On a sunny day... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When the tide's in, it's very attractive. However, at low tide it isn't a place to linger over. If the local council cleaned up the area it would be an improvement

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Ibstock
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

As stated in the title, if you like to watch the world go by this is the place. There are some great food outlets to grab a meal or a snack, in the last 10 years the place has really been smartened up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Hotel was nice clean quite friendly and met up with some old friends and wasn't too far from ferry too France for weekend

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Folkestone Harbour used to buzzing, full of tourists, rides, markets etc but now its just full of crappy art shops, useless sculptures and pubs. Has changed alot since visiting here as a child, dont recommend it to anyone, Go to Hastings, a proper seaside town!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lovely tidal harbour, appears to be undergoing some refurbishment.Good fish restaurants and pubs with live music in the harbour area. There are great views over to France on a clear day and the beach is sandy and lovely.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

park at Eastcliffe walk down to the beach through the harbour up R Temembrance hill though the town down Tontine street back to harbour Eat if flush at Rocksalt if on a budget enjoy fish and chips sitting in the harbour and back to Eastcliffe

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