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Folkestone is a port town which lies along the English Channel. You'll find it in a valley, squeezed between cliffs, at the edge of the Kent Downs. It wasn't until the mid-19th century, when the railroad came into town, that Folkestone became a holiday destination. If you come to stay in one of the Folkestone bed and breakfasts, you can enjoy all the trappings of a British seaside resort, like a Victorian pavilion, well-manicured coastal park, and a long promenade that overlooks the sea. Don't miss taking the kids to one of the amusement parks or grabbing a bite to eat in one of the restaurants along the seafront. Alternatively, you could always find a sunny spot on the beach and spend your days strolling between the sun lounger and the cool waters.
The bed and breakfasts in Folkestone come in all shapes and sizes. It doesn't matter whether you're coming on a romantic break or bringing the whole family on a seaside getaway, you'll always find something that fits the bill. If you're sold on a holiday by the sea, fire up Expedia, which lists every B&B in Folkestone, along with detailed descriptions and candid photos to help you make the right choice for you. Just plug in your dates and budget, scan through the listings and book in just a few clicks. Some are in the grand Victorian houses that line the seafront and look straight out over the beach and the sea. Others are hidden down the rows of terraced houses near the centre of town. There are budget options, too, if you'd rather save your cash for the attractions and restaurants. Whichever you pick, you're always guaranteed a comfortable stay when you book through Expedia.
The guestrooms are always different, but they typically come equipped with all the things you might expect to find in a hotel, like a kettle for making hot drinks, a flat screen TV on the wall, and a big comfortable double bed, wrapped in freshly pressed sheets. Some have ensuite facilities stocked with toiletries and towels, others have shared family bathrooms. When you are searching through Expedia, look out for guestrooms that have views over the sea, because there's no better way to wake up than to the sound of waves lapping on the beach. Bringing the little ones? You'll never have any trouble finding a bed and breakfast in Folkestone with family-sized rooms and, if you're driving into town, many have secure parking spots. When you wake up in the morning, you can start the day right with a full English breakfast, or a veggie option, if you prefer, accompanied by freshly brewed tea and coffee. If you're looking for a completely different break, perhaps a few days checking out things to do in London, might be just the ticket.
If you're staying in a Folkestone bed and breakfast in the summer, you could spend your days down on the beach and splashing around in the sea. If you're feeling a little more active, you could head down to Samphire Hoe, a 75-acre nature reserve which is popular with birdwatchers. Alternatively, bring your rod and reel and spend your days on the sunny seafront, casting your line in. Then there's Lower Leas Coastal Park, which has a 125-year-old railway, a play area for the kids and an amphitheatre, plus an abundance of wildlife to spot.