Reaching the Beach in Folkestone This Summer – FREE!

A free summer holiday bus service takes to the road in Folkestone next month (from 20th July).

 The “Reach the Beach” service will bring visitors and residents from the town’s train stations into Folkestone town centre and down to the beach.

The new summer season hop on, hop off buses will run daily from Saturday 20 July until Sunday 1 September and will be free for passengers to use wherever they get on.

Buses will leave Folkestone West half-hourly beginning at 10am (breaks at lunch time and mid-afternoon), with the last bus returning from Folkestone Harbour at 7.45pm.

Stops during the 10-minute journey will include Cheriton Road outside Folkestone Central Station, Shellons Street (for town centre), F51 Skate Park, Old High Street and the Harbour Arm.

The hop on, hop off service is being provided by local bus company, Crosskeys, and supported with funding from the government’s Bus Service Improvement Plan allocation to Kent County Council.

Announcing the new service, Alan Johnson, Managing Director of Crosskeys said:

“We are very pleased to be providing this service in Folkestone during the summer.  It will have the benefit of bringing visitors and residents into the town centre, boosting our local businesses whilst helping ease congestion.

“The additional benefit of the service is the environmental one, by providing a seamless journey between train and bus. Also, being free this is a great opportunity to demonstrate the value of the bus and joined up public transport.”