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Whitstable West Beach Beach

Whitstable, Kent

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.

Beach Type



Shops and beach kiosks
There is also a pub virtually on the beach


There is a cycle path between Whitstable and Canterbury

Nature and Wildlife

Explore the local coast and town

Water Quality





Dogs are permitted on the beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

WHITSTABLE TIC. 7 Oxford Street. Whitstable Kent. CT5 1DB. Tel: +44 (0) 1227 275482 Fax: 01227 275482


Nearest town: Whitstable
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3538, 1.01346
Postcode: CT5 1FB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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From London take the M2 then the A299. Whitstable is just off this road.

Public Transport

Whitstable has a train station.

Nearest Railway Stations

Whitstable (About a mile and a half away)
Chestfield & Swalecliffe (Approx. 2 miles away)
Herne Bay (Approx. 5 miles away)
Canterbury West (Approx. 6 miles away)
Sturry (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Shaftesbury Road, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Middle Wall, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Keam's Yard, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Gladstone Road, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Victoria Street, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Harbour, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Whitstable Station, Whitstable (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Gorrell Tank, Whitstable (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Railway Avenue, Whitstable (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Leisure Centre, Whitstable (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Whitstable