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Folkestone Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Breakwater End 51:04'.557 N 001:11'.716 E


Admiralty, 1991, SC5605

Rules & Regulations

Suitable for Overnight/Short Stays Only


Rocky Ledges to E and W of Harbour, Outer Harbour Dries.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW -0020 Dover MHWS 7.1m MHWN 5.7m MLWN 2.0m MLWS 0.7m. Tide-tables:   (links)

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General Description

Folkestone lies a few miles to the west of Dover, and is easy to recognise from sea with it's single large breakwater. ... read more


Approaches to Folkestone from the south-west through to the east are basically clear of danger. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

With a sufficient rise of tide it is possible to enter the outer harbour between the East Pier and South Quay. Basically the Harbour does not provide any facilities for visiting skippers. They quote £25 + VAT for mooring but there are no moorings!  There is a trot of moorings rented out to the local yacht club and you could contact them to see if one is spare for a night or so, but that would be a private arrangement with the owner of the mooring and nothing to do with the harbour. Their telephone number is 01303 251574 and there's someone around Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday eveings ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update April 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 29th Apr 2022
No changes
Written by Don Thomson | 27th Mar 2018
The situation here has not improved since we last wrote in 2016. They are all very excited about the shoreside development but nothing is being spent on the harbour for anything bigger than a paddle board
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 15th Mar 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2016. I had a long chat with this harbour and they do intend to improve things here; but, for the moment, it remains just somewhere to hide from unexpected westerlies and not a place for a planned visit.
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Update April 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 8th Apr 2014
These notes were updated April 2014. There have been no significant improvements to the habour
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 14th Mar 2013
The notes on Folkestone harbour were reviewed & updated by Don T on the 14th March 2013. There are no changes effecting cruising yachtsmen; developement plans appear to be centred on the seafront and do not include any mention of a marina.
Folkestone Notices to Mariners
Written by Lodesman | 18th Nov 2010
The latest local Folkestone Notices to Mariners may be found at :
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