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Exploring Folkestone and Hythe this May

We are finally (at the time of writing at least…) starting to see little glimpses of Spring here in Hythe on the wonderful Kent coast.

From feeling the crisp sun as we walk along the beach-side promenade, to the blossom on the trees in the surrounding countryside, there are definitely signs that things are on the up – especially with two Bank Holidays fast approaching!

In this blog, we thought we would have a quick look at what is happening around Folkestone and Hythe this May.

Folkestone: Art and Foodie heaven

Folkestone has had a resurgence of late and was listed as one of the Sunday Times’ top places to live. The Creative Quarter, with its Old High Street, offers plenty of galleries, studios, and independent shops, cafes and bars.

There are contemporary art exhibitions and hands-on workshops, and plenty going on at the Quarterhouse, including live music and performances.

Folkestone’s restored harbour arm used to offer cross-channel services, but has recently become “a centre for food, drink and entertainment” and visitors can spend many a happy hour enjoying its outdoor cinema, food stalls and vans and more live music!

Hythe:  Where Coast meets Country

We are so lucky at The Beach Escapes to be as close to stunning countryside as we are to the coast!

There are countryside walks aplenty – including one which takes you along the Royal Military Canal and around the outskirts of Port Lympne Wildlife Park where, if you are lucky, you might just spot some of the giraffes! You can find details of the walk here.

The May Bank holidays are the ideal time to visit the renowned Dungeness, the UK’s only desert. It is cooler than the height of summer, so there are fewer people to share this special place with! Derek Jarman’s famous garden is worth a visit, as is the lifeboat station and lighthouse.  You could even travel there by the miniature railway from Hythe.

The Dungeness Fish Hut has incredible seafood (it is worth checking their seasonal opening hours) and the Pilot does some incredible fish and chips and is a favourite with some of our local celebrities…????

Stay beach-side in Hythe

Our luxury apartments are so well equipped – and right by the beach, so you might just want to make the most of staying home during our time with us.  Our apartments have plenty of outside space – with some offering private terraces and gardens – which are perfect for enjoying spring sunshine (fingers crossed) and the comings and goings on the beach.

Bring a bike – or rent one locally – and cycle the promenade; if you are staying in one of our dog-friendly apartments, such as Stones Throw, you and your furry friend will have direct access to Hythe Beach. Dogs are not allowed on Hythe Beach from 1 May, but are welcome on lead along the promenade.  There are other dog-friendly beaches up the coast at Dymchurch.

Luxury Coastal Holiday Accommodation in Hythe, Kent

Hythe is a fantastic place to spend your Kent holiday and is within easy reach of a range of top indoor attractions and things to do in Folkestone and beyond.

Our luxury coastal apartments really are top-notch – but don’t just take our word for it; here is what one of our recent Beach Escapers had to say:

“What a wonderful place. I stayed in the Admiral’s Deck Apartment and was blown away when I got there. The decor and furnishings were 1st class and it was immaculate . Staying right on the seafront was amazing and I was pleased I had the balcony to sit and enjoy the views! I really can’t fault anything and would definitely stay here again.”

You can read more reviews here:

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