As I sit here in Folkestone campsite run by the Camping and Caravanning club with the sun slowly warming the back of my neck and the view of the sea waves crashing below me, there really leaves no negativity for this review.
Put a camper in an idyllic spot and leave them be for the next few days. My pursuit of happiness.
The bonus of electric hook up, fresh water and clean washing facilities really is an added benefit too. So read on if you are looking for a quiet, family-friendly dog-friendly place to stay.
Folkestone campsite can not cater for caravans as the approach is far too steep. I guess that’s the price to pay for a view of the sea from the chalk varnished rolling green clifftops. The campsite check-in is at 1 pm so I suggest parking up and following the short path down to the beach to stretch your legs after a long car journey. Camping is pretty straightforward and it is common sense to pack extra tent pegs everywhere you go if you are pitching up. We were allocated a sunny spot to pitch our tent on a raised mound and although it was not windy, I double-pegged to accommodate the cool sea breeze anyway. Because we were camping in a rocky area the ground was quite tough to peg in. Heavy duty pegs are a must in most areas of The Folkestone camping and caravanning club site.
We thoroughly explored the campsite and the wash facilities gleamed as I entered them with my Daughter. Every guest is given a code to the shower and toilet room to prevent visitors from the beach front using the facilities. The ladies block contain two hot showers, two toilets, two private cubicles with a mirror and wash sink and a hairdryer. Washroom facilities are always my priority when booking a site and I can confirm that the Folkestone camping and caravanning club site provide extremely clean facilities. Following on from wash areas are two other utility areas including a washing up room with sinks and a laundry room. There is even a dryer to hang your clothes!
The Folkestone camping and caravan club site also hosts a small information room. You can go inside and collect reading material about the local area (very interesting) and leaflets for local days out. Inside the information room, you can also find details on local restaurants and take seats in the area. My Daughter found a piece of fools gold on the beach whilst hunting for fossils and the info room was a fantastic resource for learning about the local history.
Freshwater is available from a water point as well as waste stations for motorhomes. There are also cans available for use when lighting a BBQ as to keep the grass fresh and obviously to prevent fires. The shop on site is really well stocked and you can more or less buy anything you need. Although warning!!! The shop only accepts cash so make sure you carry some just in case. You can buy a local map for 5p. The map shows the areas around the campsite where you can go hiking. All proceeds go towards the sites flower fund and the floral displays really did not go unnoticed. A really nice, bright welcome on arrival.
Folkestone camping and caravanning club site is a safe, cheery site with beautiful views. I camped alone there with my six-year-old Daughter and felt totally safe with help on hand for anything I needed. The site is good for anyone wishing to sit and admire the sea view, in fact, I met a lot of locals who are members of the club and bring their motor homes there of a weekend to do just that!
The site is also good for walkers and excellent beach runs for dogs.
We enjoyed a spot of stargazing there too.
Thank you to the camping and caravanning club for hosting our stay at the Folkestone club site.
If you would like to see further footage of the Folkestone club site run by the Camping and caravanning club then do watch my video below showing a quick tour!