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Whitstable is a hub of culture, food and great views and a visit to its long shingled beach puts you in a perfect position to enjoy all that this vibrant town has to offer.

A stroll along the beach will lead you to a cluster of independent stalls, galleries and shops. If you’re on the lookout for good food, those famous oysters are a must, but you’ll also find plenty of places to find some good old fashioned fish and chips.

The beach is a fantastic destination for water sports and you’ll spot plenty of people windsurfing and sailing in the sea.

When you’ve had your fill of oysters and fish and chips, the 7 mile Crab and Winkle Way cycle trail will lead you right into the centre of another iconic Kentish town, so saddle up and cycle from coast to Canterbury Cathedral.


Whitstable Maritime Coastal Trail

Whitstable Maritime have a fantastic walking route. The Whitstable Coastal Trail aims to highlight the diversity of the coastal environment from Long Rock, Swalecliffe in the east, to the WW2 Tank Traps in the west – a distance of about 5km (3 miles). The trail is designed to highlight key features that can be seen, and some which cannot, at a number of points along the coast. We have relied on knowledge from local enthusiasts and experts in geology, flora and fauna, history and archaeology. If you fancy more information please head over to the Whitstable Maritime website for a map and guide.


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