Revel in the beauty of one of Britain’s quintessential seaside towns with a trip to the historic fishing village of Whitstable. Residents have been shucking sea-fresh oysters in these parts since Roman times. The town is famous for its native oysters, which can be found in nigh on every restaurant in town. Speaking of, the local food scene is quite sublime. Sample as much as you can during your stay at our hotel in Whitstable, then tick off some of our favourite pubs, too. Of course, the best days out in these parts tend to involve a trip to the beautiful shingle beaches. However, you can also explore Whitstable Castle and its carefully manicured gardens, or enjoy a trip to the excellent local theatre.
Things to do in Whitstable
While the best shopping in the region requires a 30-minute drive to the enormous Westwood Cross Shopping Centre or a trip to Canterbury, if you want a more spontaneous shopping spree, you can always go for a wander around the High Street, Harbour Street and Whitstable Harbour. Between them, you’ll find heaps of independent shops and boutiques selling everything from local produce to handmade jewellery and upcycled homeware.
Once you’re in Whitstable, the town centre sits between West Beach and Tankerton Beach and contains almost all of our recommendations within easy walking distance. Whitstable Castle is a little further along the headland. If you don’t fancy walking, Whitstable Cars is one of the most popular taxi providers. Alternatively, the Whitstable Bus and Coach Station can be found on Harbour Street. The Whitstable Railway Station is on Railway Avenue, a 10-minute walk from the harbour. It’s on the Chatham Main Line, which connects Ramsgate and London Victoria. It means you can get to London in a little over an hour.