Just two hours from London you can experience an unexpected Britain. Whitstable, the fishing village in Kent does not disappoint. The traditional seaside town combines a long stretch of pebble beach, a fish market powered by a working harbor, cute (and many) beach huts straight out of a movie set, and a very kitch High Street packed with interesting little shops, cafes and restaurants. Our suggestion is that you visit from May to June when temperatures start to pick up and July to August if you don't mind the crowds that I am sure flock there for the summer. We had a lovely time and sure would like to come back. And, if you are into oysters and seafood in general don't overthink, just go.
Whitstable is pretty straight forward. Once you arrive in the city, you come across the high street, the harbor and a little further you reach Herne Bay. Best to park the car in one of the parking lots and explore by feet.
- Markets and restaurants in the harbor
- Jojo's on 2 Herne Bay Road, Tankerton Whitstable CT5 2LQ
- VC Jones Fish&Chips on 25 Harbour Street Whitstable CT5 1AH (on the high street)
If you are staying there you can try Fisherman's Huts (!) right on the beach front for an unusual arrangement!