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Address: The Stade, Folkestone, England

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Quaint little harbour

Best appreciated when the tide's in, there are two sections divided by the old railway line that used to bring passengers for the cross channel ferries. That section is being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Best appreciated when the tide's in, there are two sections divided by the old railway line that used to bring passengers for the cross channel ferries. That section is being redeveloped and will make a good place to visit once complete. Adjacent to the harbour is Sunny Sands which is overlooked by Folkestone's answer to Copenhagen's Little Mermaid, this time... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice to find a working harbour, with surviving fish market, traditional pubs and yet some new, rather nice cafes and restaurants.

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36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The remains of the old harbour station are still visible and look like a scene from a war film, most of the area is turned over to a car and lorry park, with the map calling it a development area. The small harbour for fishing and other little boats is quite pleasant and the rapid rise and fall of the... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Although Folkestone Harbour has much improved over the last few years it still has a long way to go before it attracts the volume of locals & holiday makers it once did. However it does get very busy on hot summer days. it's just that appart from the beah there isn't much else but pubs.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We spent several hours in the Rocksalt restaurant which was brilliant. Folkestone harbour is like a quaint village, cobbled roads lovely little shops, cafes seafood stall, and of course pubs. Well worth a trip!!!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The harbour is a shadow of its former self. The number of fishing boats has been drastically reduced and like me: many visitors seem to be recalling the past. Since the demise of the ferry service the harbour has the feel of a place holding its breath - But denied the encouragement to exhale and look towards brighter times. A... More 

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84 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Harbour lined with various sea food stalls and fish shop. Moored fishing boats and pleasure boats inside the harbour wall. Cheap parking £1 up to 2 hours. Fishing museum. Steep walk up old cobbled high street to town centre.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It is brilliant to sit looking over the harbor especially on a summers day. listening to the seagulls the smell of fish from the fish stall, and to be able to stroll along the harbor to the beach.

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romford
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32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Folkestone seems downtrodden and past its best. However the memorial arch and the displays on the top of the cliff are worth a look, other than that carry on to Ryde

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Your arrival at the harbour leaves you bemused because this place could be like the many modern marinas that lose character with out pricing the many for the few. But still this place needs to find its way in its attractiveness and direction to appeal and be truly a place for its historical value and visitor appeal. Its demise from... More 

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Address: Address: The Stade, Folkestone, England
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