To Help You Enjoy Your Stay
Sandgate is situated between Folkestone and Hythe and is just under an hour away from London by train.
The flat is on a hill between Folkestone’s The Leas and Sandgate High Street and most places locally can be reached by car-free walking.
Along the seafront, and below The Leas, is the coastal park and various beaches, including Sunny Sands.
The Harbour Arm is within an easy walk from the flat along the seafront. During the summer they have a full schedule of events with loads of places to eat and hang out.
The Creative Quarter has become the buzzing centre of Folkestone. See more here.
The lovely Battle of Britain Memorial is about 20 minutes away by car but it’s also possible to walk there in an hour or so by following the coastal path towards Dover. Set the satnav to CT18 7JJ.
This is still being built but looks like it will be a fabulous place for skateboarders, young and old.
We like and regularly visit:
The Loaf – Modern cafe
Orchard Lane Coffee House – Modern cafe
Beanos – Vegetarian and vegan resturant
Lubens – Pizza resturant
Steep Street – Popular modern cafe
The Bouverie Tap – Great for breakfast
The Taste of Katmandu – New Nepalese restaurant
Nutmeg – Modern cafe
A days walk to Dover is highly recommended as is a cycle ride to Dymchurch along the flat coastal cycle path.
Tony also offers walking tours of Folkestone: http://folkestonewalkingtours.co.uk/
The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway can be boarded in Hythe and makes for a wonderful day trip for the whole family.
Port Lympne Wildlife Park is about twenty-five minutes by car from the flat. Home to 760 animals there isn’t many places in the UK that boast so many animals in one place.
The week-long Folkestone Book Festival gets better every year.
Explore the local area in pictures.
Last Updated: June 2019