Lower Leas Coastal Park
Lower Leas Coastal Park
4.5
Nature & Wildlife AreasParksPlaygrounds
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
New measures have been introduced by Folkestone & Hythe District Council in response to the sheer numbers of people visiting the Lower Leas Coastal Park. These measures include: Banning barbecues in the Coastal Park with immediate effect. BBQ pods have been removed. Refreshing the double yellow lines along Radnor Cliff Road. Installing a lockable barrier on the Coastal Park car park and close this overnight from 8pm - 8am to discourage groups from staying late into the evening. We are unable to release any vehicles over night. Installing additional signage and exploring the use of large electronic signage located at various points in the district/access points to the park areas. Increasing the amount of enforcement and advisory officers to give a higher visual presence. We will be issuing warnings - and potentially fines - to anyone acting in a way that negatively impacts on others.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Malcolm L
3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Adventure park with mixed activities for all the family. It took a lot to get the children away from the slides and climbing activities but a welcome venue to explore and enjoy despite the landscaping works blocking the entranceway
Written 1 June 2023
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thomas f
Broxbourne, UK260 contributions
Feb 2023
very nice little walk along the beach area you walk on old sleepers so a little bit up and down so at to walk a bit more steady
Written 14 February 2023
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mrsbsouthend
Rayleigh, UK787 contributions
Aug 2022
Coming from Essex (Southend area) I definitely have cliffs park envy. Folkestone have really made a shining example of what to do with a cliff area. After leaving the amazing boardwalk (again, genius idea) on the beach we walked right up and beyond the playground. The accessibility to the beach in several places was brilliant. The planting also beautiful despite recent drought. It appeared wheelchair and pushchair friendly too. I did see some disabled people out with a local counsellor and there was discussion going on about making an accessible route, which I think is a brilliant idea!

The zig zag path was a talking point, as was the absolutely brilliant kids playground. Shady in the hot sun, lots of places to sit for parents, clever design. Even after I'd puffed my way up to the top I still loved it!

What I would say is save yourself serious amounts of money not parking there, £12 for 5 hours plus! I parked up at Sandgate Road and it cost £5.50 for 24 hours up there, and it's all reasonable walking distance (give or take the big hill to climb back up!!!).
Written 26 August 2022
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Melody R
6 contributions
Sept 2021
Folkestone is very lucky to have this wonderful playground. Entering the Coastal Park either from the Sandgate end or the Folkestone Harbour end, the park is beautiful in itself, with picnic spots dotted around, and some stunning plant displays. The playground is roughly in 4 parts. 1. A pirate ship. 2. A large climbing web. 3. A network of wooden climbing frames, bridges and towers, with two zip wires. 4. large sandpits with equipment. The park is just above Mermaid beach, and the Mermaid Cafe sells very good quality snacks. There are toilets within the park.
Written 14 April 2022
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LucindaRandolph
Folkestone, UK96 contributions
Dec 2021
It's the greatest honour to have this as my local park, a mere 4 minutes away. And with the sea running alongside it.

I moved to Folkestone in March 2017, and I still thank Archangel Michael et al daily for my "one flat viewing" and then move to the seaside! I've never lived by the sea before. It's a huge honour!

This park is divine! It really is beautiful. Stunning and unusual plants and flowers. A huge credit to those upkeeping the place.

The dog walkers, on the whole are very good, and pick up their doggy doo. Very thankful.

Fun, and unusual Pirate themed kids playground. And there is an Amphitheatre there with free events during the summer.

The Mermaid Cafe has lovely ice creams. The inside looks inviting, funky and snug. Must go there for a drink one day.

Either way, blessed to live next door to this gorgeous park!
Written 17 December 2021
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JuneandGeoff
Broadstairs, UK5 contributions
Sept 2021
we walked along the top via the spitfire memorial, to the cafe on the edge of the cliff, down the cliffs via the zigzag path to the bottom where it's like a jungle - recommend the fabulous walk as long as it's dry.
Written 12 September 2021
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revolutionfrommybed
West Midlands, UK316 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We visited on a rainy weekday with our 3 year old toddler and had a great time! The rail is absolutely beautiful and our son had the time of his life on the enormous playground! Can't recommend enough, we will definitely visit again!
Written 17 August 2021
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Ludalua
Winchester, UK186 contributions
Aug 2021
This is such a beautiful walk between the cliff and the beach. Nice flower beds and landscaped arrangements. It was also protected from the wind, which was quite strong when we were there.
Written 8 August 2021
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juliaandadam123
Ashford, UK1,713 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
As You will see from the title it’s the dog mess that lets this place down! Yuk yuk yuk!!!

The park itself is good and gives children plenty of space to run around (although remind them to watch out for the bikes that speed through the centre of the play area as it’s a bike path?)
Written 2 August 2021
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sllondon4
London, UK66 contributions
Jun 2021
Very impressive coastal park, lots of lovely plants and nice paths too. Make the trip as this is truly wonderful.
Written 4 June 2021
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LOWER LEAS COASTAL PARK: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Lower Leas Coastal Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00