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Whitstable is a small town on the coast of Kent. It is famous for its oysters and is a great place to buy fresh seafood.

The main streets are lined with some interesting shops and an intriguing mix of architecture. Take time for a browse, pop into the old fashioned sweet shop for a bag of mixed lollies, and explore some of the narrow alley ways.

A wander along Whitstable harbour is interesting. This is a working harbour so is not 'pretty' but worth a look. Pass the crates of oyster shells and head to the Fish Market for lunch or to buy some fresh seafood to take home for dinner.

Take a drive up the hill to Tankerton on Sea, with its pebble beach and colourful beach huts, and see if you can spot the off-shore wind farm.

If you are after an excellent culinary experience, head to the very unassuming looking Michelin starred pub, The Sportsman, which is located a couple of miles outside of Whitstable. We had an amazing, and very reasonably prices lunch there one Friday. More details here.

  • Last visit to Whitstable: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2008 at 10:09 AM

    Yeah, narrow alley. I can't resist bivalves :) Cheers, SL

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    I've never seen such a narrow alley before!

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Whitstabubble is such a lovely little place and that restaurant is certainly worth checking out.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2008 at 5:39 AM

    That pub sounds excellent - seems we must find our way to Whitstable one day soon :)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Sue, I am glad to see that you are back on the page-building track. England seems to have some lovely little places to discover. Well done. :-)

  • donpaul77's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Sorry you missed the cheese van in Whitstable. It must move about a lot :) If I ever make it back, I'll have to visit that Michelin rated pub :o

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