Visit Whitstable - Hints and Tips
There are countless reasons to visit Whitstable, whether it's for a break by the sea, or to dine at famed The Sportsman restaurant. Whatever your reason, we've created this comprehensive list of hints and tips that we hope will help all visitors.
Whitstable in General
In the likely event you've taken the train to Whitstable, then you'll be wanting Taxis: If you're going to order a taxi, we recommend calling one an hour in advance. Our recommended taxi company is Abacus Cars: 01227 277745.
Even though most pubs and restaurants accept cards, you'll find cash points out and about throughout the town, mainly along the Whitstable High Street.
Walking in Whitstable
When it comes to Whitstable and the surrounding areas, there is an abundance of trails and paths for you to take. We strongly recommend every visitor to Whitstable to try out some of these walks, whether it be along the beach or through the countryside, as they are a great way to unwind and capture some great views and wildlife.
If you're looking to take the countryside routes, definitely bring your wellies!
While the views are beautiful on their own, we'd suggest bringing binoculars if you have some, or feel free to borrow a pair of ours!
While taking a walk anytime of day will set you up for amazing views, we do say that capturing the sunrise and sunset are visions to appreciate (we can tell you what time sunrise and sunset should be on the day!).
One of our favourite walks is the Saxon Shore walk from Seasalter to Faversham. Not only does the walk provide picturesque landscapes, but you'll come across some very nice places to stop for a coffee or a beer.
Another great walkway is The Street which is a half mile shingle strip. This beautiful area is exposed at low tide, so make sure you check in with us on when that will be!
Entertainment in Whitstable
There is plenty in the way of entertainment in Whitstable, and while we can recommend the below, feel free to contact us so we can tell you what is currently on during your stay.
One of the main tourist attractions is the Horsebridge Art Center. Here you'll find a myriad of different art shows, films, and performances that are a great way to pass the time and create more enjoyable memories of your visit.
If you've planned a weekend visit, then the Duke of Cumberland is the place to be come Sunday. You'll find world class live music here, as well as amazing decor and furniture. With The Duke playing host to both young and old, and allowing pets in too, it is a great atmosphere for all who visit.
Another hot spot to visit in Whitstable town is the Black Dog Micropub, which plays host to a wide selection of great craft beers.
Map of how to get to Whitstable Town Center
One of the first questions you'll find yourself asking is "How do you get from train station to the Whitstable City Center?". While one of the answers can usually be "Get a taxi", if you're planning on walking it then we'd recommend the below route.
In this map, you'll be leaving Whitstable from Platform 1 and taking a right turn. Continue past the station and down some steps leading along an alley way. At the end of this, you'll take a right, travel underneath a bridge, and onward to a much wider series of picturesque paths. Keep onward and follow the path on the above map until you reach the Whitstable High Street.