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Relax and watch your cares drift away from Canterbury's coast. Explore the picturesque town of Whitstable and the surrouding countryside.

MorningMorning

Take a stroll along Tankerton Slopes admiring the views and brightly coloured beach huts. Venture into town and discover Harbour Street with it's myriad of craft shops. Pick a coffee shop and relax.
Tankerton Slopes © Tim Stubbings

Tankerton Slopes

Tankerton Slopes, just outside Whitstable, is an area of common land between the town and the seashore. It has brightly coloured beach huts and steep paths that lead down to the beach.
 

LunchLunch

Enjoy a late gourmet lunch at one of Whitstable's many restaurants.
 

AfternoonAfternoon

Explore the working harbour and its fabulous seafood market. Visit the art galleries, the Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery.
Whitstable Harbour

Whitstable Harbour

Whitstable Harbour's activities include fishing, commercial shipping, restaurants, café, shellfish and fish sales, sailing barge trips, wind farm operations storage facilities and beach hut rental.
 
Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Dive into maritime history and explore the town at Whitstable Museum and Gallery. The fascinating displays give townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.
 
 

Details of Whitstable HarbourWhitstable Harbour

Whitstable Harbour lies on the North Kent coast at the mouth of the River Swale. It is a visible link that Whitstable has with its interesting history, which includes diving , ship owning, fishing and world-wide trade. The connection with the Canterbury and Whitstable railway - the Crab & Winkle Line - was the reason for the harbour's construction in 1831: to bring heavy materials, such as coal, from Newcastle to Canterbury.

Whitstable Harbour remains a working harbour. On the East Quay, there are Brett's aggregate importation and asphalt production for the construction industry in Kent. On the West Quay, there is fishing as well as wind farm maintenance operations. Fishing and related activities, such as the retailing of the catch, continues on the South Quay.

In addition, leisure and sporting activities have flourished with the sea scouts, yacht, angling, kite and wind surf activities all based on harbour land, along with the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. Leisure has also developed, from a marine angle, with Greta barge tours and a gastronomic one with café, restaurant and market.

Tourists' attractions include The Whitstable Oyster Festival, Harbour Open Day and the Harbour barge/boat race.

Whitstable Harbour has 'Leading Lights Status'. It is managed in accordance with a Harbour Board, which is made up of Council Members, Council Officers and Independent Members.

View key to symbolskeyAccepts groups Facilities for groups Facilities for educational visits On-site catering Picnic site Public toilets Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking allowed

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Whitstable Harbour
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Whitstable Harbour

Whitstable, CT5 1AB

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See location of Whitstable Harbour on Google maps.See location on Google maps.     Map reference: TR 108669
     Lat: 51.36290  Long: 1.02736
Getting here by car - when travelling by car from London take the M2 then drive straight on to the A299 Thanet Way. Follow the signs to Whitstable.

Getting here by public transport - Whitstable is on the main London to Ramsgate railway line with High Speed connections. From Whitstable train station, head towards Cromwell Road and then turn onto Harbour Street. The harbour will be on your right,

Parking : with charge

Public Transport : 1 mile from Whitstable station

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