Whitstable Harbour

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Whitstable Harbour
4.5
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Janet H
4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
An interesting working harbour combined with restaurants and small retail outlets. There are also boat trips at certain times of the year and live music on a Friday evening in season. You can also sample the world-famous oysters.
Written January 9, 2022
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anthony b
United Kingdom1 contribution
Nov 2021
Beware the parking machine Number 4774 , it takes your money , but fails to issue a ticket , this leads to a £ 25 fine . A F O I request about this machine got an answer about a different machine . Canterbury council are cheats / incompetent . I will not go there again !
Written November 18, 2021
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Norman J
Woking, UK463 contributions
Oct 2021
At the right time of day and in good fishing weather, this is a very pleasant stop where you can see the fishermen unloading their catch and visit the bustling fish market.
Written November 7, 2021
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Cherriesfan99
Cheltenham, UK280 contributions
Oct 2021
The Harbour at Whitstable is the soul of this little town, from the world famous oysters and fish, to the commercial port, and the increasingly important tourist trade.
It is certainly a pretty harbour, but with an edge to it, this no doubt a real working harbour, with a small fleet of (colourful) inshore fishing boats, berthed beside the black fishing net buildings, and shacks selling seafood direct from the boats. On the other side of the harbour is the commercial vessels many of which import aggregates for the building trades.
It was a very windy day when we visited, and outside the harbour walls the sea was a wash with "white horses". Inside the harbour the waters were only slightly less choppy - a strong reminder of the perils of this coastline.
The harbour also boasts a great restaurant and a number of exceptional cafes / bars.
Written October 31, 2021
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Shelagh
99 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The harbour itself is charming and to see boats actually unloading their catch was an experience. All along the harbour front are little kiosks. Some selling sea food others arts & crafts. Enjoyed a fish dinner sat outside, despite the blustery wind. Along from the main harbour is the East Quay. Not at all pretty, but fascinating to watch the oysters being processed.
Written October 22, 2021
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MYDOGISFINN
Emsworth, UK786 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a proper working harbour with fishing boats and some great views out to sea. The asphalt plant may seem a little out of place but it does show that this is a real port. Plenty of cafes and places selling fresh fish. Whitstable is a good day out if you are staying in Canterbury.
Written October 18, 2021
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shazzzalongley
Cambridge, New Zealand1,382 contributions
Oct 2021
What a lovely place to spend a few hours, there is a small craft market housed in beach huts. Various places for a coffee and something to eat and watch the world go by. Fishing boats to watch and of course fish and chips or fruits of the sea are readily available.
Written October 14, 2021
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Dive_Boy
Romford, UK300 contributions
Oct 2021
Whitstable harbour is a lovely place to go for a wander. It would only take a couple of hours to see everything. We parked in the Gorrell Tank car park, which is just behind the harbour. There are about twenty pop-up craft shops that are on the harbour front. These offer a nice mixture of food and crafts. We walked along the shore to the left of the harbour, and then came back to walk out to the restaurant at the end of the harbour wall. You can see Whitstable Castle and gardens from the harbour. You could stretch out your time at Whitstable with a few drinks and something to eat, but two hours should let you see everything. I certainly would go back to Whitstable.
Written October 12, 2021
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Ancient-trekkers
Gillingham, UK68 contributions
Oct 2021
We found wandering around the harbour area very relaxing.
Lots of small fishing boats with people going about their business.
Don't forget the great work of the RNLI who have a base in the harbour.
Plenty of seafood establishments of-course and some craft shops too.
Pleasant walks along the seafront.
Easy car parking, opposite the harbour with plenty of spaces.
Short walk into Whitstable town itself.
Written October 10, 2021
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651lynnej
13 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Lovely place to stroll, eat , visit the craft huts, take a boat ride, buy a coffee, catch a crab, have a seat in the sun and listen to the musicians.
Written October 9, 2021
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