About Folkestone Harbour Arm

THE PLACE TO BE

Originally the railway terminal for the Folkestone-Boulogne Ferry and departure point for soldiers on their way to the Western Front, The Harbour Arm still embraces the town’s working fishing harbour, becoming a pivotal point in the town’s future and its historical past.

Since opening in 2014, Folkestone Harbour Arm has cemented itself as a major destination on the Kent coast. Reaching into the English Channel, offering views of the White Cliffs and glimpses of France, the Harbour Arm is a unique cultural attraction; a place to meet friends, see live music and sample the goods from nearly 30 independent food and drink vendors.

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A unique day out in east Kent

The respectfully renovated architecture of Folkestone Harbour Arm provides a unique backdrop for a day out in East Kent. Radiating from the Harbour Arm are splendid walkways in all directions. Take the boardwalk across the beach, the viaduct towards the Old Town or through the beautifully restored Harbour Station. Look out for Folkestone’s myriad of public artworks – and enjoy a truly unique reimagining of the classic British seaside experience.

Folkestone Harbour Arm has quickly become celebrated as a food, drink and entertainment destination...
Championing Independents

Small, independent businesses along the Arm 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 the Goods Yard in 2020, Beachside in 2021 and Harbourside in 2023 as three new, stand-alone areas with very unique offers.

Folkestone’s Harbour Arm has swiftly become the beacon for the regeneration of Folkestone as a destination town.

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Sat 02 Mar 24, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Live at The Tasting Rooms This Sunday afternoon we are joined by Ginger Bennett trio for another soulful performance on…
Sat 09 Mar 24, 14:15 - 16:15
Free
Settle in at The Goods Yard for an afternoon of rugby from the 2024 Six Nations tournament. Starting with Italy …
Sat 09 Mar 24, 16:45 - 18:45
Free
Join us for the second match of the afternoon where England play favourites Ireland at Twickenham.
Sun 10 Mar 24, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Live at The Tasting Rooms The Tasting Rooms are joined by Adrian Hackford and friends, performing Swing, Ballards, Latin…
Sun 10 Mar 24, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Wales take on France in today's Round 4 match in the 2024 Six Nations Rugby. Join us in The Goods Yard to see how they …
Fri 15 Mar 24, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Live at The Tasting Rooms The Tasting Rooms are joined by the incredibly talented and oh-so-soulful Katie Bradley.
Sat 16 Mar 24, 14:15 - 16:15
Free
Join us for an afternoon of rugby from the 2024 Six Nations tournament where we watch Wales play Italy .
Sat 16 Mar 24, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Live Music @ The Tasting Rooms The Stephen Brigland Trio will take to the stage performing a varied mix of jazz. They…
Sun 17 Mar 24, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Join The Tasting Rooms and the soulful & terrifically talented jazz singer Rachel Jenkins this Saturday afternoon! …
Sat 23 Mar 24, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Live at The Tasting Rooms Join us inside at the Tasting Rooms and see Scottish Americana singer songwriter, Lorraine…
Sat 25 May 24, 15:00 - 18:00
Free
Join us to watch the Emirates FA Cup Final in The Goods Yard.
Sat 01 Jun 24, 20:00 - 23:00
Free
Join us for the UEFA Champion's League final live from Wembly Stadium.
Sun 16 Jun 24, 20:00 - 23:00
Free
England faces its first Group C match in the UEFA Euro 2024 Championship. This will be a ticketed event and we'll be …
Thu 20 Jun 24, 19:00 - 22:00
Free
England faces its second Group C match in the UEFA Euro 2024 Championship. This will be a ticketed event and we'll be …
Wed 26 Jun 24, 20:00 - 23:00
Free
England faces its third Group C match in the UEFA Euro 2024 Championship. This will be a ticketed event and we'll be …
Sat 13 Jul 24, 14:00 - 17:00
Free
Join us for the Wimbledon Women's Final, live from 2pm in The Goods Yard.
Mon 01 Jul - Sun 14 Jul 24, 12:00 - 17:00
Free
Join us for the Wimbledon All England Tennis Championships. Coverage starts at 12 noon on the outside courts, and …
Sun 14 Jul 24, 14:00 - 17:00
Free
Join us for the Wimbledon Men's Final, live from 2pm in The Goods Yard.
Sun 14 Jul 24, 20:00 - 23:00
Free
Join us for the final of the Euros 2024 to see who is crowned Champions. If England gets to the final then this …
Sun 28 Jul 24, 11:00 - 13:00
Free
Returning in 2024, this is the Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever! Make sure you are wearing a red dress and are ready to …
Fri 26 Jul - Sun 11 Aug 24, 20:00 - 20:00
Free
Coverage of the Paris 2024 Olympics will be shown on the Big Screen in The Goods Yard. There's lots of sport on this …
Fri 26 Jul - Mon 26 Aug 24, 20:00 - 23:00
Free
We'll be showing the Paris 2024 Olympics opening ceremony on the Big Screen in The Goods Yard. Come and join us for …
Fri 29 Mar - Fri 20 Sep 24, 19:00 - 22:00
Free
The Summer Cinema season returns every Friday from 29th March at 7pm. Here we show free films for all the family. More …
Sat 21 Sep - Wed 06 Nov 24, 11:00 - 18:00
Free
Wűnder Harbour is our Bavarian celebration which in 2024 will be spread over three weekends from 21st September to 6th …
Wed 04 Dec 24, 14:00 - 16:00
Free
The Premier League is back for 2024 on the Harbour Screen.
Fri 15 Nov - Tue 24 Dec 24, 16:00 - 16:00
Free
Our hugely popular Festive Marketplace opens again on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays running up to Christmas Eve. …
Discover a range of food & drink
From fresh seafood served from a railway carriage, live music in the converted waiting rooms, to Champagnes in a bar tucked into the Lighthouse at the end of the Arm.

Along the Arm, there are venues serving street food: gourmet hot-dogs, deliciously filled bao buns, polenta encrusted fish, and so much more, all with a choice of beers and soft drinks. Venture further and you’ll discover Platform 4; a deeply historic indoor space that’s home to a dessert parlor and Frenglish (French/English) Bistro.

Then at the very end sits the Lighthouse Champagne Bar; the jewel in The Harbour Arm’s crown. This historic, fully functioning Lighthouse was faithfully restored as part of our reopening in 2014 and now served a wide variety of quality fizz, English Wines and many other drinks to serve all tastes.

FAQS

  • The Harbour Arm is open for promenading everyday, dawn - dusk.

    Street food kioks on the Harbour Arm are currently open Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 6.

  • Yes, there is a large carpark on site. Find out more about tariffs and online pay-as-you-go here.
  • We will occasionally do callouts for new traders when a new opportunity or space becomes available.

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