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Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Folkestone

The area's entertainment and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Folkestone. This welcoming and romantic city entices travellers with its seaside and beaches. Canterbury Cathedral and Dover Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Folkestone

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Folkestone a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Royal St George's Golf Club (16.1 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Leas Lift (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Sene Valley Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Gardens (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club (12 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Folkestone

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Folkestone

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Folkestone is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lower Leas Coastal Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Folkestone Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Sandgate Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Fisherman's Beach (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Samphire Hoe (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Hythe Beach (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Folkestone

The nearest airport is in Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.), located 20 mi (32.2 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Folkestone Harbour Station, Folkestone Central Station and Folkestone West Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Folkestone?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 508 holiday lettings around Folkestone. From 220 Cottages to 159 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Folkestone?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Folkestone. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sandgate Beach: 1,009 holiday lettings
  • Folkestone Beach: 823 holiday lettings
  • Folkestone Harbour: 840 holiday lettings
  • Kent Battle of Britain Museum: 1,040 holiday lettings
  • Folkestone West Station: 1,002 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Folkestone listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Folkestone?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 220 Cottages in Folkestone. Our other popular types of Folkestone holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 159 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 220 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 76 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Folkestone?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 44 holiday homes with pool available in Folkestone. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.