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Folkestone Harbour

Address: The Stade, Folkestone, England
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Ranked #11 of 17 Attractions in Folkestone
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks

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newcastle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

What a lovely area pity it was January when we visited. A lovely view across the sea. lots of local fishing boats and nice to see the tradditions being kept.

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England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

went to the Harbour for a nosey around so had to go in the harbour café, truck stop or greasy spoon would be a good name for it but the staff were so friendly and accommodating. They did not know us but spoke to us as if they had known us forever, what a welcome change that was. The cup... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Nice harbour but it's a shame about the surroundings. You can see that in times past it must have been a very busy harbour and the area surrounding the harbour could be made to look so much better. We enjoyed it all the same.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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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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20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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 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 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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10 attraction reviews
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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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