Spring is finally here which means the days are getting longer and the weather is getting hotter.

And as the weather gets better and summer gets closer you might be thinking about taking a seaside getaway, well if you are, look no further. 

As less than two hours away from central London, there is a perfect opportunity to visit the town that was named on the list of the best places to live in the Southeast by the Sunday Times.

The town of Folkestone offers a boast of excitement and seaside experiences from enjoying the fresh seaside air to trying some award-winning seafood. 

As described by the Sunday Times, Folkestone "feels like a younger, fresher and cheaper version of Brighton."

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Take a seaside break to Folkestone this summer

Just a train journey away from Central London, you can reach Folkestone in as little as an hour and 10 minutes from Victoria Station

Folkestone is well known for its rich arts and creative appeal with its Old High Street set on a steep cobbled stone street, there are a variety of shops and restaurants to enjoy. 

From a classic Italian, burger joint, a book-lined café, a quirky laser cut jewellery shop and a shop dedicated to independent small businesses. 

Leading on from Old High Street is the popular harbour arm which was once the town's train station and has used the station's features to create a space for market stalls, food stalls and social gatherings. 

The harbour arms offer panoramic views of the sea as well as special events including outdoor film showings and in the warmer months, crazy golf. 

There is a range of great spaces to eat in Folkestone, from the popular Pork & Co, The Big Greek Bus, Luben's Pizza and The Captain's Table to name just a few.