Liz Rowlinson

Move over Brighton: is Folkestone the next coastal property hotspot?

The Kent Channel town is in the midst of a reinvention

  • From Spectator Life
Folkestone, Kent [iStock]

As the recent heatwave simmered on, tempura oysters were being washed down with chilled rosé on the beachfront tables at Little Rock, an offshoot of Folkestone’s Michelin starred Rocksalt restaurant. Looking from the shipping container that houses it past a handful of palm trees down the long shingle beach, a huge crane punctuated the clear blue sky above the bright white curves of the town’s biggest new development.

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