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Sandgate Map

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.


Places to Explore

The Leas

The Leas is a wonderful promenade between the flat and Folkestone town centre. En route is The Grand, Lord Baden-Powell’s old house, Leas Cliff Hall, bandstands and memorial arch.

Coastal Park and Beaches

Along the seafront, and below The Leas, is the coastal park and various beaches, including Sunny Sands.

Harbour Arm

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.

Creative Quarter and Old High Street

The Creative Quarter has become the buzzing centre of Folkestone. See more here.

Battle of Britain Memorial

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.

Skateboard Park

This is still being built but looks like it will be a fabulous place for skateboarders, young and old.

Restaurants and Cafes

We like and regularly visit:

Sandgate

The Loaf – Modern cafe

Orchard Lane Coffee House – Modern cafe

Folkestone

Beanos – Vegetarian and vegan resturant

Lubens – Pizza resturant

Steep Street – Popular modern cafe

The Bouverie Tap – Great for breakfast

Hythe

The Taste of Katmandu – New Nepalese restaurant

Nutmeg – Modern cafe

Walking and Cycling

The flat is a perfect starting point for local walks and cycle rides. The North Downs Way and Saxon Shore Way pass nearby as does the England Coast Path.

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/

Day Trips

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.

Festivals

The week-long Folkestone Book Festival gets better every year.


In Pictures

Explore the local area in pictures.

Last Updated: June 2019