Whitstable, Kent

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Whitstable is known as the "Pearl of Kent" due to its oysters, which have been collected in the area since at least Roman times. The town's fishing heritage is celebrated with the annual Oyster Festival every July which begins with the "Landing of the Catch" before a procession of the oysters through the town in a horse-drawn dray. The oyster fishery industry is thriving again after decline, and freshly caught shellfish is a feature of the town's restaurants.

The town's beaches are a mixture of sand and shingle, and a feature of the Whitstable coast is "The Street", which is a natural strip of shingle bank which runs out about half a mile to sea. At low tide it is possible to walk out along it.

Off the coast of Whitstable and Herne Bay is a wind-farm, currently consisting of thirty 140m high wind turbines. Another interesting coastal feature out to sea are the rusting sea forts built to protect London from air-raids during the Second World War.


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30 Oct 13

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About Kent

Whitstable is located in the county of Kent. Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', but also boasts many miles of coastline stretching round from the Thames estuary to East Sussex. The coast line includes the famous white cliffs of Dover.


Other places to visit in Kent

Broadstairs - Chatham - Deal - Dover - Dungeness - Dymchurch - Faversham - Folkestone - Gravesend - Herne Bay - Hythe - Lydd on Sea - Margate - Ramsgate - Rochester - Sandgate - Sandwich - Sheerness - Whitstable


Whitstable blog news

Blog entries

Bexhill Sea Angling Festival
Aug 7, 2013
New website launched
Jul 8, 2013
Top 5 Coastal Breaks
December 12, 2011


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