Whitstable has a fully working harbour that was constructed in 1831 where people today can watch the activities of the commercial port. The seaside town has always appealed to those looking for day trips or getaways from the city with its pebble beaches and beautiful scenery but it is also popular with residents along with its unique and modern vibes. The town has a variety of properties from Victorian terraces and quaint cottages with sea views to contemporary housing and new builds.
Whistable has a thriving high street and a large variety of high-quality boutique shops for local residents. There are also banks, a barbershop, butcher, greengrocer and chemist along the high street. On the South Quay of Whitstable Harbour is the long-established fish market offering a range of fresh fish and shellfish, a seafood lovers’ dream.
Families living in Whitstable benefit from an array of fantastic schools with Westmeads Community Infant School and Whistable and Seasalter Endowed Church of England Junior School rated outstanding.
Leisure and pleasure
Living in a seaside town, the beautiful, scenic beach walks are endless and a blessing in the summer to relax. Whitstable West Beach is popular for quiet walks and as a bonus, it is dog friendly, Tankerton beach is great for windsurfers and rockpool adventures.
The town has a wide selection of seafood restaurants, independent cafes, eateries and oyster bars. Annually in the summer, the town hosts the famous Oyster Festival to celebrate the town’s links with the oyster industry.
Take a wander down the harbour around Harbour Market Whitstable, a local artisan market operating from quirky, colourful beach huts. For more art and culture the Playhouse Theatre Whitstable offers live entertainment including plays, music, comedy and pantomimes.
Whitstable has great travel links with rail services direct to St Pancras International in London. The town also has great road links to the rest of East Kent. The A299 connects to the Thanet District including Ramsgate and Margate and in the other direction, the road links to the M2 towards London.