One of the many seaside towns in Kent, Whitstable isn’t famous across the world but does indeed have a lot to offer anyone and everyone visiting the UK or even those who live in the UK and are looking for something new!
Claims to Fame
One of the first railroads was opened and operated in Whitstable but that is not the Whitstable claim to fame. Whitstable is known for its oysters, some of the best in the world. These beautiful oysters are celebrated by oyster lovers, locals and foreigners every year at their annual oyster festival.
In addition to the oysters, one should come for the seaside air and relaxation that the beach has to offer. With no promenade, or traffic at all really, the beach is one of the most peaceful places in Whitstable. The 800m of shingle that makes up what is known as ‘The Street’ is a popular place to visit as well as it runs all the way out to sea and offers beautiful views and peace and quiet. You must be patient as it is only visible during low tide but is worth the wait.
The Whitstable Castle is located close to Takertown and used to be simply a tower when it was first built in 1789. The tower was built by the wealthy man who was a primary investor in the railway. It was then developed over the years with input by Wynn Ellis who added many of the features including a lodge. It is now owned and operated by the municipality and used for community events, gatherings and for the public to enjoy.
Like many other seaside towns in the UK, the weather in Whitstable varies. The warmest months are July and August. The town does receive a healthy amount of rain, but also a fair amount of sunshine as well making it an ideal destination for a quiet getaway.