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Rosco

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Hi All,

I'll be going to Folkestone in the next week or so. Not been before. I read on the site there are two main points of access to the beach but both are difficult over slippery boulders. Can anyone please recommend the best point of access and location to start hunting from?

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Ross,

I have been to Folkestone a couple of times, try the steps from the grassy area above East Wear Bay, as long as you go on a falling tide you should be able to turn right and keep to the bottom of the low cliff. Have not been for a while so things will have changed. Just round the Corner from the steps on the beach you could find tiny crabs in the shingle if you have good eyesight, fossil ones, I found a few, worth a look and no Judy boots boots.
I am sure more recent visitors can give you more tips.

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Ross,

I have been to Folkestone a couple of times, try the steps from the grassy area above East Wear Bay, as long as you go on a falling tide you should be able to turn right and keep to the bottom of the low cliff. Have not been for a while so things will have changed. Just round the Corner from the steps on the beach you could find tiny crabs in the shingle if you have good eyesight, fossil ones, I found a few, worth a look and no Judy boots boots.
I am sure more recent visitors can give you more tips.


I second what Brittle Star said. It is the easiest way. At low tide you can avoid a lot of the big boulders and make your way to Copt Point fairly quickly. You can also also access the top of the cliffs slighty East of Copt Point via a couple of paths branching off the main footpath between East Wear road and East Wear Bay. It is not that steep and one can actually get to the shore from there, but I would advise against it for safety and conservation reasons.
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Rosco

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Thanks for the tips all
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