How do I get to Whitstable from London?

What train line is Whitstable on?

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The current Whitstable station opened in 1914 and is on the Chatham Main Line, which runs between Ramsgate in East Kent and London Victoria.

Do you need a car in Whitstable?

Whitstable has enough parking areas to make excursions easy in cars. Only during July (the peak Oyster Festival season) parking space is extremely difficult to find. If you are going to visit Whitstable in July, it is best to reach via train or bus to avoid parking problems and unwanted annoyance.

How far is Whitstable train station from the beach?

Bus stations near Beach Walk in Whitstable

Station Name Distance
Beach Walk, Whitstable 2 min walk VIEW
Harbour, Whitstable 6 min walk VIEW
Harbour Street, Whitstable 10 min walk VIEW
Railway Station, Whitstable 11 min walk VIEW

Whats it like to live in Whitstable?

The town has an incredibly convivial character and a really amazing, independent spirit. It’s a great place to have a family – my mum recently moved here too. Most days I walk along the beach and back along the high street…it’s a really friendly, creative community and the town has an extraordinary energy.”

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Are there barriers at Whitstable train station?

The station has step-free access available to both platforms from the street although the platforms are linked via a stepped footbridge meaning step-free access is not possible between the platforms.

Has Whitstable got a beach?

Whitstable’s West Beach is a long stretch of shingle divided up by wooden groynes. There are beach huts, weatherboard cottages, fishing boats pulled up on the beach and the Neptune pub sits practically on the beach. …

Is Whitstable Beach Sandy?

Half an hour’s drive from Broadstairs’ beaches is Whitstable, home to a beautiful, family-friendly shingle beach. From the colourful beach huts and rolling wooden groynes of the West Beach area right round to the quirks of the Tankerton Slopes, there’s plenty to see.

Is Whitstable nice?

A seaside town in Kent has been ranked the best coastal location to move to in the UK. Whitstable topped a list compiled by Compare My Move, which rated more than 150 places in the country. Researchers considered a number of factors, including average house prices, beach ratings, the weather and quality of beach water.

How far is Whitstable station from the town?

If you are travelling by train, Whitstable train station is just 12-13 minutes’ walk to the town, or a 6-minute taxi ride. If you do decide to drive into Whitstable – research where to park beforehand as it can sometimes be a struggle. Whitstable is more of a walking town, so driving around can be tricky.

What is the sea at Whitstable?

Whitstable is on the north-east Kent coast. The town lies to the east of the outlet of The Swale into the Thames Estuary.

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Which is nicer Herne Bay or Whitstable?

Whitstable seems to have the edge on atmosphere, places to eat and shops, but Herne Bay has some appeal too. Whitstable is an old fishing town and still retains a working harbour.

Why is Whitstable so popular?

Whitstable has lots of interesting shops, so having a browse around town is nice. The annual Whitstable Oyster Festival [July 22-24 this year] is also worth a visit; there is music and Morris dancing, and a procession, plus arts events.

How safe is Whitstable?

Whitstable is the safest medium-sized town in Kent, and is the 130th most dangerous overall out of Kent’s 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Whitstable in 2020 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people.