"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Whitstable

Whitstable is a seaside town located on the north coast of Kent, in southeast England. It is approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of Canterbury and approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) west of the seaside town of Herne Bay. It is part of the City of Canterbury district and has a population of about 30,000.

Whitstable is famous for its oysters, which have been collected in the area since at least Roman times. The town itself dates back to before the writing of the Domesday Book. Whitstable's distinctive character is popular with tourists, and its maritime heritage is celebrated with the annual oyster festival. Freshly caught shellfish are available throughout the year at several seafood restaurants and pubs in the town.

In 1830 one of the earliest passenger railway services was opened by the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway Company, and in 1832 the company opened Whitstable harbour and extended the line to enable passage to London from the port. The railway has since closed but the harbour still plays an important role in the town's economy.

Local authority: Kent County Council

OS Grid Reference: TR107667

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Things to see and do in and around Whitstable

  • MFA Bowl Whitstable
  • Whitstable Museum and Gallery
  • Lazer Rush
  • Snappys Adventure Play
  • Snappy's Children's Indoor Adventure Play Centre
  • Druidstone Park
  • Memorial Park
  • ifun at Sandancers
  • Herne Bay Hippodrome
  • Herons Leisure Pool
  • Wildwood
  • Herne Bay Museum and Gallery
  • RSPB Reserve Blean Woods

Tourist Information

Whitstable
Information Point
Harbour
Kent
England
CT5 1AB

Phone 01227 378 100
Email whitstableinformation@canterbury.gov.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Saturday 20 January

06:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
S
Pressure 1004
Humidity 90%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 87%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
E
Pressure 1002
Humidity 95%
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12:00


Chance of rain 61%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NE
Pressure 1000
Humidity 94%
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15:00


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NNE
Pressure 1001
Humidity 93%
UV Index
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18:00


Chance of rain 49%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
NNE
Pressure 1004
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
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21:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
NW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
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