If you’re looking for a classic British seaside break this summer, then Katie Amps and her family really recommend Folkestone in Kent. Take a look at what they got up to by the sea, where they stayed and find out the truth about that iconic Harbour Arm.
Folkestone has those famous Kent Coast chalk cliffs you’ve heard all about, as well as an incredible art vibe and a fabulous food scene. And yet it’s an endearingly quaint English seaside town that often gets overlooked by families. Don’t make that mistake. We were delighted by its beautiful beaches, picturesque coastal walks, and surprisingly good range of attractions.
Of course we had a fantastic time exploring the town’s colourful streets, but it was the charming harbour that really won us over. Although the kids will tell you that best bit was building sandcastles on the beach, paddling in the sea, and investigating the very lively local rock pools.
Head to Folkestone Harbour for tee-time at Putters!
We started our trip with Putters! Adventure Golf Course, which is a fun for all ages. Plus, it delivers a nice slice of friendly competition that’s a great way for families to bond. You’ll find it at the famous Folkestone Harbour Arm, so there’s no shortage of stunning scenery while you play. And it also features a variety of completely unique obstacles, making a game both challenging and exciting. No surprise that kids particularly enjoy navigating around the course.
Folkestone Harbour Arm turns out to be as cool as it looks
You have to visit Folkestone Harbour Arm when you’re in town. Not only is it a bit of a legend on the Kent Coast, it’s also a great place to spend a sunny afternoon, thanks to a variety of food stalls, live music and street performers.
Folkestone Creative Quarter is another must-do, especially if you’ve got teens to impress. It’s quirky and vibrant, and we spent hours exploring the independent shops, cafes, and galleries here.