"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Whitstable West Beach

West Beach is situated at Whitstable on the North Kent coast. The gently sloping shingle beach is intersected by wooden groynes and affords plenty of shallow water as the tide drops. The beach is popular with water sports enthusiasts.

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Whitstable

Local authority: Kent County Council

OS Grid Reference: TR099659


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Whitstable West Beach

  • Whitstable Museum and Gallery (0m)
  • MFA Bowl Whitstable (1m)
  • Lazer Rush (1m)
  • Snappys Adventure Play (1m)
  • Snappy's Children's Indoor Adventure Play Centre (1m)
  • Druidstone Park (3m)
  • Mount Ephraim Gardens (4m)
  • RSPB Reserve Blean Woods (4m)
  • Wildwood (5m)
  • Memorial Park (5m)
  • Farming World (5m)
  • ifun at Sandancers (5m)

Tourist Information

Information Point

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

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 19 July


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 0mph, gusting to 1mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 88%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 20°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 22°C
(feels like 21°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 46%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 23°C
(feels like 21°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 44%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 52%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 68%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
06:13 BST
(05:13 GMT)
Low Tide
12:06 BST
(11:06 GMT)
High Tide
18:23 BST
(17:23 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Whitstable West Beach

A popular seaside town and shingle beach owned by the Whitstable Oyster Company. Good range of local shops, restaurants and a small harbour from which a local shellfishing fleet operates. The Neptune pub sits virtually on the beach, and is a nice spot for a pint and lunch.

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