Known throughout the region, The Leas are actually a beautiful walk ikn the hills of Folkestone, and an unmissable attraction during a visit to the city. With flowers and well-maintained shrubs and breathtaking views of the entire bay of Folkestone and the North Sea, it's a great walk to take. Do not miss it!
Located below the beautiful boardwalk on the heights of the Folkestone Leas, the beach is one of the highlights of the town. Folkestone's beach is particularly nice, very big and almost wild, with car parks on the edge. You can enjoy great views of the entire bay, and it's a point of departure for ferries to France.
Strategically located below the pretty promenade, the coastal park is one of our favorite places in this seaside city, which is often criticized as being too industrial. It's sheer pleasure to walk in this beautiful park, with its pretty wooden bridge, well trimmed shrubs and flower beds, and enjoy the stunning views overlooking the beautiful beach and across the bay.
Nestled amid the tourist heart of Folkestone's streets, Bayle Church is not too easy to find, but it would be a shame to miss it during your city tour. It is one of the oldest buildings in Folkestone, dating back to the thirteenth century, and very well-preserved. We loved its Romanesque style combined with its turret and cemetery. It is atmospheric and charming, and well worth visiting.
If you are French and get off the ferry at Folkestone, then the name of this street will make you smile. Pronounced with an English accent, it sounds like "wendez-vous", and it is one of the nicest streets in the city. Pedestrianized to avoid too much traffic, you can feel like you've escaped the hubbub of the city. We also like the small shop fronts that can be found on the street.
Here in the heart of Folkestone, the library is a place that you might not think to visit. But after checking out the shops, and finding that the unpredictable weather had made the beach a no-go area, we were delighted to discover it! Open daily from 9 to 6, it offers a collection of newspapers and books in all categories. A great place to escape the rain.
Found at the intersection of Guildhall Street, one of the main shopping boulevards in the town, and Bouverie Place, the huge shopping center, Headz is definitely an unusual shop. Here you will find a lot of bizarre objects, including candles, paintings, incense and sculptures ... a great place to find a quirky present!
The military road borders the long Seabrook beach, extending into nearby Sandgate and even Folkestone. It is a long pleasant walk along the Royal Military Canal, built in the early nineteenth century to defend the region. This is a green country path of about 45 km, and is a great way to explore the area on foot, horseback or bike.
Built in the early nineteenth century (begun in 1804) to defend England against French invasion during the Napoleonic Wars (which lasted until 1815), the 45 kilometer long Royal Military Canal is a canal along the coast between Seabrook and Cliff Ends near Hastings. It is charming and peaceful, and it's very pleasant to walk along next to the gently flowing water.
Extending over several kilometers and even beyond the town limits, this is one of the main attractions in Seabrook. Less crowded than nearby Folkestone, it is quieter, unspoiled and wilder, with beautiful views across the bay.
Ideally located in the economic heart of the town of Folkestone and only a few meters from the bus station, the Bouverie Place is the town's main shopping centre, with a huge ASDA supermarket (very cheap) and many other shops.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Humbugs of Folkestone was one of our favorite stops when we explored the city. It is a small shop with a traditional English facade. Inside you'll be delighted to see that it's full of traditional sweets from floor to ceiling!