Whitstable is like no other town by the sea. Its traditional charms, strong arts culture and rich maritime history complement Whitstable's modern appeal.

Whitstable's main claim to fame is its oysters which remain an intrinsic part of this sea town's character and are celebrated every July at the Oyster Festival. Oysters and other delicacies from the sea can be enjoyed at the local restaurants and pubs or taken home from the fresh fish market at the harbour.

Whitstable Events

Playhouse Theatre Whitstable

Boeing Boeing

Tue 23 - Sat 27 May 2017

Mark Mason

Forge Cottage Annual Exhibition

Wed 17 - Tue 23 May 2017

Robert Lincoln

Robert Lincoln Art Exhibition

Wed 17 - Tue 23 May 2017

Urban Obsession 3

Urban Obsession 3

Wed 24 - Tue 30 May 2017

Playhouse Theatre Whitstable

Avenue Q

Wed 31 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017

Tor Smith, Scarf

Coastal Collective

Wed 31 May - Tue 6 Jun 2017

Jean Markham

The Summer Collections

Wed 31 May - Tue 13 Jun 2017

Playhouse Theatre Whitstable

NT Encore: Obsession (15)

Tue 6 Jun 2017

Tisha 2

From Abstract To Reality

Wed 7 - Tue 13 Jun 2017

Playhouse Theatre Whitstable

Dance! 2017

Fri 9 Jun 2017

Playhouse Theatre Whitstable

Dance! 2017

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Playhouse Theatre Whitstable

NT Encore: Peter Pan (PG)

Sun 11 Jun 2017

Whitstable FunDay

Whitstable FunDay

Sun 11 Jun 2017

Playhouse Theatre Whitstable

Down There Under The Sea

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Fish Slab Collective

Fish Slab Collective

Wed 14 - Tue 20 Jun 2017

Brook Hobbins

Getting A Head 2017

Wed 14 - Tue 20 Jun 2017

Playhouse Theatre Whitstable

Comedy Triple Bill

Fri 16 Jun 2017

Shoppers can delight in the town's bohemian charm with independent craft and gift shops, galleries, delicatessens and fashion shops trading side by side with butchers and bakers. When you need to recharge with a drink and food you will be spoilt for choice with a wonderful choice of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Whitstable is one of a very few in the country that has a pub on the beach.

Whether you take the main route through the town or enjoy haphazard progress through quiet lanes and alleyways with eccentric names such as Squeeze Gut Alley, you'll end up at the working harbour. Constructed in 1831 the harbour has an interesting history including diving, shipbuilding and fishing.

Along the coast at Tankerton, grassy slopes dip to meet the sea throwing out an invitation to visitors and locals to walk along the prom and take in some bracing sea air. There's a chance too to get unsurpassed views of Whitstable's skyline from The Street, a wide ridge of shingle stretching out to sea, but only revealed when the tide is low.

With its sense of intimacy and rich character Whitstable has secured a favoured spot in the hearts and minds of all who visit the town.

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