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.
UPDATE: FOLKESTONE HARBOUR ARM IS NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Last Updated 3/4/2020
In line with the Government’s instruction to #StayAtHome, the Harbour Arm will be closed from tomorrow (4/4/2020) as part of our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Please remember to stay safe, look out for each other and follow advice available at Public Health England.
We are keeping the situation under constant review.
COVID-19 UPDATE - Last Updated 24/3/2020
Those who are signed up to our weekly newsletter (get regular updates from Folkestone Harbour Arm here) will know that we intended to start the Folkestone Harbour Arm 2020 Season on the 27th of March. However, circumstances have changed and in common with many other venues and attractions we must reflect official advice to encourage social distancing by postponing the start of our programme for 2020.
Although we will not be staging events that draw large crowds, as an open-air space the Harbour Arm will remain open for promenading with social distancing. We hope this will enable you to enjoy the fresh sea air and incomparable views as the days get longer and the weather improves.