Originally the railway terminal for the Folkestone- Boulogne Ferry and departure point for soldiers on their way to the Western Front, the arm still embraces the town’s working fishing harbour, becoming a pivotal point in the town’s future and its historical past.
Small, independent businesses along the pier give it its unique flavour, and its reputation is growing as restoration continues along the platform and across the railway bridge and beyond, with the addition of an onsite bakery and brewery with other seasonal events.
Folkestone’s Harbour Arm has swiftly become the beacon for the regeneration of Folkestone as a destination town.
Open for promenading 7 days a week, dawn to dusk.
The Folkestone Harbour Arm 2020 season, which will see the return of our weekly music programme, the Folkestone Harbour Screen, weekly Markets and the reopening of all outdoor traders, will begin in March. A collection of traders have returned for trading in January 2020. To check who's open when, head over to our outlets page. Sign up to our weekly newsletter to stay up-to-date.