Sip a latte in an arty café, eat the best chips (with the odd seagull), live the lifestyle you’ve always wanted. Urban vibe, coastal chic, rural retreat. It’s all here. You just need to choose.


Go on, give it a try - open water swimming is becoming increasingly popular all year round with many enjoying our wonderful coastal waters.

FH Stories | Hanne Jessen

Hanne Jessen is a volunteer for TEDxFolkestone, a non-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short powerful talks and embracing people of different backgrounds and experience.

FH Stories | Julia Jones

No sooner was child number two born than Julia Jones and her husband Bob were planning their next move. “We were in a small two-up two-down in East London,” she explains, “and we either wanted to buy in a London suburb even further from the centre, or to take the leap and find a seaside location where my husband could commute to London. “We looked at the usual places - Margate, Brighton – before we came to Folkestone. It was the fastest commute and has lots going on. Rent was cheaper and when we come to buy, we will get much more for our money.” The family moved to Seabrook a year ago. And so far, coastal living seems pretty idyllic. “We live as close to the beach as possible, we go after school and whenever it is remotely nice. I enjoy the shingle beach; you don’t have to deal with sand! “We cycle to Folkestone Harbour Arm, and we love Dungeness and the light railway. Greatstone beach is majestic.”

FH Stories | Alise Kirtley

Having lived in London for a decade, Alise Kirtley, moved to Folkestone in 2019. While she loved what the capital had to offer, her love of the countryside made her want to relocate.


An oasis of streams, waterfalls, a lake, meadows, picnic and play areas and a fabulous on-site café.

FH Stories | Lee Hooper

Lee Hooper and his wife Rosie made the move to Folkestone four years ago, hoping to put down roots for their young family and explore new business opportunities.

FH Stories | Liu Batchelor TEDx

Three years ago Liu was at a crossroads. Just turned 30 she was in a job she loved, full of creative challenges and great people, but there was that niggle, a desire to do more of her own thing.

FH Stories | Coming Soon

Experience the Extraordinary tells the stories of exceptional businesses in the district. Watch this space for more vibrant stories to come.


Urban vibe, coastal cool, rural retreat. Live the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.


The ultimate flexible workplace? London in under an hour. Work from home. Or choose both.


A highly accessible location with a focus on growth and investment. Play a part in our future.


Prepare to be surprised by our arts festivals, safaris, historic adventures and beaches. All are welcome.