The Leas Folkestone
A cliff top walk of wide lawns, flower beds. There are plenty of benches to pause your journey.
The Zig Zag Path | Lower Leas Coastal Park
You’ll find the Zig Zag path half way between town and Folkestone West next to The Leas Cliff Hall and the Band Stand. Originally built in the 1800s to ferry bath chairs between The Leas and the beach the Zig Zag path has been restored beyond its original beauty as part of the Award Winning Coastal Park Development.
Folkestone Harbour and Fish Market
Walk through the arches to the fish market where lovely fresh fish can be purchased every day. Sample some seafood at one of the local seafood bars or stroll along to the Sunny Sands beach.
The Folkestone Warren
East Cliff & Warren country is a local nature reserve and is a nationally important site of special scientific interest.
Battle of Britain Memorial
A memorial to the pilots, known as ‘The Few’ of the Battle of Britain. Situated on the clifftop at Capel-le-Ferne the memorial invites visitors to pause and remember the bravery and sacrifice of the aircrews who took to the skies to defend this country in the Battle of Britain more than 70 years ago. Much of the battle took place over these cliffs and led Churchill to utter perhaps his most famous words – “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”
‘The Key to England’
It is worth spending a whole day here visiting the secret wartime tunnels, the Great Tower and the Underground Hospital.
The Creative Quarter comprises of The Old High Street, a winding cobbled lane lined with independent shops, and Tontine Street, a busy thoroughfare linking Folkestone Harbour with the centre of the town.
Artists are drawn to the exquisite coastal light afforded by the seaside location and the chance to get involved in the town’s thriving creative community.
A promenade out at sea with a world-class view. It is a place for food and drink, as well as one of enjoyment of the town’s heritage and history. Open every day for walking – with a variety of food, music and entertainment on offer at the weekend.
Wondering where all that chalk dug up during construction of the Channel Tunnel went? Well, wonder no more. Samphire Hoe is a 74-acre nature reserve at the foot of famous Shakespeare Cliff mid-way between Dover and Folkestone that was constructed using the many tons of dirt excavated during the building of the tunnel. It’s also one of the best places from which to truly appreciate the drama of the magnificent White Cliffs as they tower above you. Samphire Hoe is also popular for its birdwatching and sea angling.
Sunny Sands Beach
Sunny Sands Beach is a hugely popular sandy beach at the eastern end of the Stade and Folkestone Harbour. It is a firm favourite with families throughout the summer, with good facilities nearby including WCs and cafés, pubs and beach shops.