Seafront Walks In Folkestone | Folkestone Tourist Information
Folkestone has a wide variety different options for seafront walks, depending on how energetic you’re feeling and what you’re looking for. If you’d like to stay near to town centre and avoid the hill, the The Leas is an excellent option which affords lovely views down to the beaches and across the channel towards France. There’s plenty of places to stop for a cup of tea and benches galore to rest and enjoy the view. If you’d like to go down to the beach then you could walk down the zig zag path or take The Leas Lift down to the seafront.
Here’s a quick summary of each walk, a map of the location, parking and the available facilities nearby.
The Leas Folkestone | Easy for Everyone | Buggy and Wheelchair Friendly
The Leas is is located between Folkestone West and Folkestone town centre and is a beautiful example of Folkestone’s seaside appeal.
Park your car next to The Grand and walk towards the town centre, enjoying the floral displays on your way. There are plenty of benches to pause your journey and picnicking, kite flying, kicking a football around and general fun and tomfoolery and positively encouraged!
If you’d like to stop for a drink or a snack you could try either Skuba Bar next to The Leas Cliff Hall or The Grand for cream tea in the pavilion or a beer in the sun.
The Zig Zag Path | Lower Leas Coastal Park | Adventure Playground Folkestone
You’ll find the Zig Zag path half way between town and Folkestone West next to The Leas Cliff Hall and the Band Stand.
Originally built in the 1800s to ferry bath chairs between The Leas and the beach, The Zig Zag path has been restored beyond its original beauty as part of the Award Winning Coastal Park Development. It consists of a series of paths, caves and grottoes and making the walk down to the seafront possible for buggies and very bold wheelchair users who have help at hand!*
The Lower Leas Coastal Park is a great place to go for a picnic, sunbathing on the grass, enjoy the sunshine and there also an incredible adventure playground for the kids.
Here’s a map of the location of where to find The Zig Zag path and the facilities available.
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*If you are a wheelchair user, the decision whether to use the Zig Zag path is of course your own! You can always come back up the Leas Cliff lift if you want to and it’s open.