"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 Thursday 17 August

06:00


Chance of rain 86%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
SSW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 94%
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09:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 87%
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12:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 69%
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15:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 22°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 62%
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18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 69%
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21:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
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