The fishing and harbour town of Whitstable is just 7 miles away from Canterbury. It is like no other town by the sea with its strong arts culture and rich maritime history.
Whitstable’s oysters are an intrinsic part of this sea town’s character and are celebrated every July at the Oyster Festival. There are independent shops, galleries and delicatessens along the twisting lanes and alleyways with eccentric names such as ‘Squeeze Gut Alley’.
Along the coast at Tankerton, colourful beach huts and grassy slopes dip to meet the sea.