A day trip to Whitstable

A day trip to Whitstable

WHITSTABLE

Looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway in the UK? Then you should check the little cute seaside town of Whitstable. Located on the north coast of Kent, about 5 miles north of Canterbury, Whitstable is another picture perfect town on the Kent coast. It is famous for fresh seafood and annual Whitsatble Oyster Festival, which takes place during summer.

It takes about 2 hours on a train from London to get to Whitstable and it is a perfect seaside day trip or a weekend getaway to get some fresh air and slow down. Apart from being a fishing town, Whitstable is also attracting visitors with its beach huts, thriving art scene, pastel-painted shopfronts and lively community spirit. Read more on what you should do and see whilst visiting Whitstable.

A day trip to Whitstable

Check number of local coffee shops

Upon arriving to Whitstable, you will pass through number of small independent coffee shops. So why not stop over one and have some quiet moment planning your day?
You may check Blueprint coffee & books, Tea & Times, Garage coffee or Whitstable produce store.

Chill and hang out on a pebble beach 

Coming for a beach? Then head down to the pebble beach to chill, but make sure to pass through the harbour and harbour market first to explore some local stands or get some food to go.
Beach may be pebble and unpleasant to sit down, but it doesn't stop people and families to have fun and hang out here. Bring towels and snack to enjoy the view, and if you dare, dip yourself into the cold water too. In Whitstable, beaches are break down by a wooden barrier which helps to protect the town from flooding.

A day trip to Whitstable

A day trip to Whitstable

A day trip to Whitstable

Get fresh seafood

Visiting Whitstable and not having a fresh seafood is like visit London and not seeing Big Ben. If you don't like seafood, then fair enough. However, for those who do, make sure to try out fresh fish and chips, mussels, oysters or lobsters.
Check restaurants like Lobster shack, Wheelers oyster bar, V C Jones or Whitstable Oyster Company.

Culture yourself

If you would like to have a different view than just a sea front, then explore some cultural sights of Whitstable. Situated just few meters away from the beach, you may visit Horsebridge Arts and Community Center for some regular changing exhibitions, workshops or film screenings. Other galleries you can visit in Whitstable is for example the Fishslab gallery or Whitstable community museum. Alternatively from exhibitions, Whitstable has a little cute castle and gardens for visitors to explore.

Explore the vibrant city center

Stroll around the vibrant colourful city center as well, and explore the number of independent boutiques that Whitstable has, from fashion, crafts, vinyl to pre-loved items.

A day trip to Whitstable

A day trip to Whitstable

A day trip to Whitstable

Sign up for a sport activity

Love action and seeking for some adventure? Check out for some water activities that you can do in Whitstable. Whether it is paddle boarding, kite surfing, kayaking, sailing on a boat trip or just a swim. Explore the variety and have fun! You won't find this in London!

Get a local beer in Old Neptune

Staying at the beach for a sunset? Then why not head to Old Neptune pub to chill and soak up the relaxing atmosphere around.

Choose your favourite beach hut

As any seaside city, Whitstable also has its own colourful beach huts. You have to walk alongside the beach more further to come across them, so don't stop at the beach immediately from beginning. Those colourful huts are joyful and adds a splash a colour to you images.

A day trip to Whitstable

A day trip to Whitstable

A day trip to Whitstable


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