A Little bit of Heaven

Whitstable’s traditional charms, strong arts culture and rich maritime history sit easily with its renaissance. Its main streets are packed with craft shops and galleries, delis and fashion shops trading side by side with butchers and bakers. Stories from Whitstable’s past unfold at the town museum where history is brought to life in displays and permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Along the coast at Tankerton, grassy slopes dip to meet the sea, throwing out an invitation to visitors and locals to walk along the prom and take in some bracing sea air. And, of course, there are Whitstable’s oysters, which remain an intrinsic part of this sea town’s. Oysters and other fruits of the sea can be enjoyed in local restaurants and pubs or taken home from the fresh fish market at the harbour.