"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 Monday 21 May


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 97%
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Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 91%
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Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 78%
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 72%
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Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
05:43 BST
(04:43 GMT)
Low Tide
11:45 BST
(10:45 GMT)
High Tide
18:03 BST
(17:03 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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