Folkestone Harbour is a prominent attraction in Folkestone, a family-friendly area known for being inexpensive. You'll find a number of choices for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops here. Take in the natural beauty of the sea and beaches—or broaden your horizons with some local entertainment. The area has hotels near Folkestone Harbour, and it makes a great base for sightseeing in and around Folkestone.
More to see near Folkestone Harbour
After visiting Folkestone Harbour, take some time for other sights in Folkestone.
Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Folkestone Beach, Sandgate Beach, and Hythe Beach. An enjoyable day at the park is awaiting you at Lower Leas Coastal Park, Samphire Hoe, or Shakespeare Cliff. A visit to Folkestone Harbour, Sene Valley Golf Club, or Hythe Pool won't disappoint either.
You can check out the local talent at Astor Theatre, Marlowe Theatre, and Gulbenkian Theatre. Stroll the halls at Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Elham Valley Railway Museum, or Dover Museum. Battle of Britain Memorial, St Leonard's Church, and Dover Western Heights are a few landmarks that can't be missed.
Create some family memories at Leas Lift, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Gardens, and Howletts Wild Animal Park. Some of the area's most popular sights are Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, and Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal. Brockhill Park Performing Arts College, Folkestone Racecourse, and Grand Shaft will also leave an impression.
Getting to Folkestone Harbour
Get to Folkestone Harbour by air. Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.) is the closest major airport, 20 miles (32.2 km) from Folkestone. At 58.5 miles (94.1 km), London (LGW-Gatwick) is the next closest airport. You can take the train to Folkestone Harbour Station, but Folkestone Central Station and Folkestone West Station are also in the vicinity. The ferry will drop you at the local port if traveling by water.