Whitstable is a seaside town located on the north coast of Kent, in southeast England. It is approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of Canterbury and approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) west of the seaside town of Herne Bay. It is part of the City of Canterbury district and has a population of about 30,000.
Whitstable is famous for its oysters, which have been collected in the area since at least Roman times. The town itself dates back to before the writing of the Domesday Book. Whitstable's distinctive character is popular with tourists, and its maritime heritage is celebrated with the annual oyster festival. Freshly caught shellfish are available throughout the year at several seafood restaurants and pubs in the town.
In 1830 one of the earliest passenger railway services was opened by the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway Company, and in 1832 the company opened Whitstable harbour and extended the line to enable passage to London from the port. The railway has since closed but the harbour still plays an important role in the town's economy.
Local authority: Kent County Council
OS Grid Reference: TR107667
Phone 01227 378 100
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Just across the road from the beach, Hotel Continental offers well-appointed rooms around 10 minutes’ walk from Whitstable’s characterful town centre. Details...
Sitting on the Tankerton Cliffs and overlooking the Thames Estuary, The Marine boasts an à-la-carte restaurant and a bar, and offers spacious rooms with stylish décor and free WiFi access throughout. Details...
Hillview is located in Whitstable, an 8-minute drive from the harbour. The bed and breakfast offers free WiFi and parking. The accommodation is situated next to pastoral fields, and guests can enjoy the garden. Details...
Just off the A299, less than 2 miles from the beaches and the heart of Whitstable's town centre, the hotel offers comfortable, great-value rooms and free parking. Just 5. Details...
Located on Wraik Hill on the edge of the seaside town of Whitstable, The Crescent Turner is a modern property that offers beautiful sea views . Free WiFi access is available and there is also a restaurant. Details...
Within 10 minutes’ drive of Canterbury and Whitstable, the Amadis Bed and Breakfast offers traditionally decorated rooms and cooked breakfasts. Free Wi-Fi, free parking and secure cycle storage are available. Details...
51 Sydenham Street is a terraced fisherman's cottage in the Kent coastal town of Whitstable. The cottage sleeps six people and has two single bedrooms and two doubles (one with an ensuite) and a family bathroom. Details...
32 Lower Herne Road is a semi detached bungalow in the village of Herne near Herne Bay in Kent. The cottage sleeps five people and has two double bedrooms and one single plus a family bathroom. Details...
Situated in the quiet village of Herne, near Herne Bay is the lovely cottage of The Old Dairy. This former dairy is all on the ground floor and offers welcoming accommodation, which is perfect for couples. Details...
Whitemantle is a detached cottage in Herne Bay, just three minutes' walk from the shingle beach. The cottage has a ground floor twin room which can be offered as a super king-size double on request. Upstairs is a double with en-suite shower room, and two further doubles. Details...
9 Linden Grove is an end-terraced cottage in the centre of the historic Kent city of Canterbury. The cottage sleeps three people and has one double bedroom with an en-suite and a single room. Details...
15 Stone Street is an immaculately presented terrace cottage in Faversham, superbly located within a short walk of the popular Royal Cinema and can sleep six people. The cottage is set over three floors and has a king-size double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a double bedroom on the lower ground floor, a bathroom, a lower ground floor basin and WC, a kitchen, a dining room, a sitting room with a multi-fuel stove and a lower ground floor snug with a door to the garden. Details...