Park & Stride

If you come by car, discover the pleasures of park and stride, with a walk into town or along the beach from a parking spot away from the centre. It helps to keep the town free of congestion and pollution, and a nicer, healthier place for all of us. Plus you’ll enjoy the lovely sea air, a bit of gentle exercise and a totally different view of Whitstable and Tankerton!

*Please note all councill owned car parks are open 24 hours, payment is free outside of the times stated below.

NameOpening timesPrice
Gladstone Road CT5 1JG10:00 – 21:00 £1.80 per hour
Gorrell Tank CT5 1BZ10:00 – 21:00 £1.80 per hour free
Keams Yard CT5 1EP10:00 – 21:00£1.80 per hour
Middle Wall CT5 1BN10:00 – 21:00.£1.80 per hour
Oyster Car Park CT5 1ABEaster – September only£1.80 per hour
Shaftesbury Road CT5 2AW10:00 – 21:00£1.80 per hour
Tankerton Road CT5 2HH08:30 – 20:0060p per hour
Victoria Street CT5 1JB10:00 – 21:00£1.80 per hour
Whitstable Harbour CT5 1AB08:30 – 20:00£1.80 per hour, max stay 2 hours
Whitstable swimming pool CT5 2BJ07:00 – 22:00£1 for any period
Whitstable Station CT5 1RB
Charity weekend parking Whitstable Junior
School, Oxford Street CT5 1DB
The coach/car park Tankerton Road CT5 2HH08:30 – 18:0060p per hour
Paid parking on seafront near Hotel Continental (Beach Walk) CT5 2BP

For more information on council-owned car parks visit

Travelling by Bus

There is a good local bus service into Whitstable & Tankerton from the surrounding areas that take you right into the shopping/eating areas of the town. Buses stop along Oxford Street, High Street, Harbour Street and Tankerton High Street. For more information visit Stagecoach

Let the train take the strain

Whitstable Station is situated within easy walking distance of the town, services run regularly from London and surrounding areas for more information about trains to Whitstable visit Southeastern rail.