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Seaside walks, trendy cafes, good pubs,  great restaurants, seafood galore, quaint little shops, friendly people, interesting alleyways, picturesque scenes, and more. That’s Whitstable!

Whitstable is one of those little coastal towns you’d want to live in. So, don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking at property prices in Whitstable!

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With its harborside fish market (just how fresh DO you want your seafood!) and colorful cottages, it bodes well for an enjoyable holiday.

How to get to Whitstable

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Things to do in Whitstable

  • Visit the Whitstable Castle and gardens.
  • Chill at Tankerton beach.
  • Like Cornwall, you have plenty of walking to do here as well. Walk the Tankerton slopes stretching to Herne Bay.
  • See the Maunsell Sea Forts.
  • Go biking on the Crab and Winkle Way.
  • Visit the Whitstable Museum and Gallery.
  • Go see beautiful St. Alphege Church.
  • Do some restaurant hopping and enjoy delish seafood meals that are on par with Cornwall.
  • Meander the shops and galleries

Oyster season

The oyster season deserves a mention on its own, simply because it is synonymous with this lovely coastal town.

Whenever there is a letter “R” in the month, it’s oyster time and well worth the drive to enjoy them fresh from the ocean.

The rule-of-thumb has one exception, namely rock oysters. They are available all year through. 

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Best time to go

You’re in for an enjoyable laid-back holiday, except over weekends when this little gem can become quite crowded.

July and August are usually the warmest months. For detailed weather and climate information all year round, you can go to the Weather Atlas.

Best day trip idea near Whitstable

Herne Bay is a quaint classical little seaside town. Travel time is around 14 minutes, one-way. It’s also a popular water sports holiday destination.

A famous landmark in Herne Bay is the mighty Reculver Towers dominating the coastline of Herne Bay.  Hundreds of years ago this site was used for defensive purposes. 

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Reculver Towers and Roman Fort, Herne Bay, Kent
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Where to stay in Whitstable

It may be a small fisherman’s town, but there is no shortage of affordable, comfy, and beautiful places to stay.  


Travel and Home’s choice recommendation is the beautiful Sea Sunset Cottage with uninterrupted and spectacular ocean views. Also, ocean views from all 3 bedrooms! It is the ultimate and deservedly our choice for the best place to stay in Whitstable. What’s more, it’s perfectly placed with only a 10-minute walk from the harbor. Thus an escape from the crowds, yet near enough.

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