6 Lower Lia Coastal Park The Lower Lia Coastal Park is divided into three recreation areas. Starting at the Liz Lift, the city’s 125-year-old funicular, the formal area is made up of attractive pine avenues, gardens and flowers that bloom year-round. Other highlights include the entertainment area, home to one of the largest free play areas in England, and the popular amphitheater. Finally, the park’s wilderness area is dedicated to conservation and local wildlife.
A short drive south of Folkestone, the charming coastal village of Sandgate is a great sightseeing tour thanks to its beaches and stunning views of the English Channel. Main Street Village is famous for its antiques and collectibles, and has an excellent selection of small independent shops and restaurants, including traditional fish and chips. Sandgate has a rich history and was once a meeting point for smugglers, not to mention that it faced the threat of invasion twice: once during Napoleon’s time and again in World War II. Address: High Street, Sandgate Official website: www.sandgate-kent.org.uk