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Visiting Whitstable High Street is like stepping back in time - a colourful collage of pretty shop fronts, independent boutiques and delicious eateries.

Shop by the Sea in Whitstable and Tankerton, home to many independent shops and you can delight in the town’s Bohemian charm, particularly in Harbour Street where there are independent art galleries, boutiques, gift shops and plenty of family-owned businesses with individual style. 

A must visit is the beautiful South Quay Shed where you can shop, eat and enjoy a drink in this bustling indoor market by the harbour. Stylish and independent, it's a great place to meet friends and unwind. 

And no trip to Whitstable would be complete without sampling the famous local oysters! Great food and great views can be found at The Whitstable Oyster Company or pack up a beach picnic at Wheelers Oyster Bar. Food critics can't get enough of JoJo's in Tankerton and award-winning Nomad Pizza. And a short stroll will lead you to one of the best rated gastro pubs in the country, The Sportsman. Check out our Food Lover's blog for more tips on where to each locally.