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Folkestone

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Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel situated about five miles westward of Dover. A former cross-Channel ferry terminal, it is now used mainly by small fishing vessels and small boats that can dry out.

Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel situated about five miles westward of Dover. A former cross-Channel ferry terminal, it is now used mainly by small fishing vessels and small boats that can dry out.

The harbour provides a tolerable anchorage in settled or offshore conditions in the deeper waters behind its long pier or in the adjacent bay. Best protection can be had by those who can take to the mud in the Outer Harbour. Access from seaward is straightforward provided that attention is paid to the rocks that lay off to the east of the harbour. During easterly gales, it is dangerous to enter Outer Harbour.



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