Day Trip to Whitstable


Day Trip to Whitstable

I'd kind of given up hope that there was such a thing as a quaint seaside village in England other than the ones in Cornwall, till I went on a day trip to Whitstable. No sleazy arcades, stinky fish 'n chip chips and decrepit Victorian piers here. It's also very easy to get to from either London Victoria or London St Pancras as within an hour and a half you can dip your toes in the sea.

Day Trip to Whitstable

I overheard someone call it Angel (think trendy neighborhood in London) by the sea and walking around this quaint seaside town I can see why. The highstreet is lined with independent design shops, trendy boutiques and cool eateries.

Day Trip to Whitstable

There are more shops at the seaside in a collection of beach huts that have been turned into antiques and art shops and ethnic food stalls. There is even a Dutch merchant selling divine mini-pancakes and fried fish.

Day Trip to Whitstable

The beach consists of those uncomfy pebbles you find at oh so many English seaside resorts, but when we were there the weather was too cold anyways. We walked along the coast along the coastal path that leads all the way to Herne Bay, along colourful beach huts, till our stomachs told us it was time for food.

Day Trip to Whitstable

Luckily we were right by the Lobster Shack, which is a rustic looking seafood restaurant with great food and equally great sea views. The perfect way to end a day at the beach.

Day Trip to Whitstable

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  1. What a lovely day trip out from the chaos of London!

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    1. It was and it is so easy to get to as well.

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  2. I adore Whitstable, I wanted to move here and spent most of the visit looking at house prices and train times.. sadly the move hasn't happened yet while we're still slaves to London-town, but one day..

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    1. We met lots of people there that were actually doing the daily commute to London and one even to Slough from there. It must be really good living if you want to do that commute every day.

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