Whitstable is a picturesque seaside town located on the north coast of Kent and the first seaside town to the south of London, in south-east England. It is about 8 kilometres/ 5 miles north of Canterbury and about 3 kilometres/ 2 miles west of the seaside town of Herne Bay. It is part of the City of Canterbury district and has a population of about 30,000.
Whitstable is famous for its fishing traditions & particularly its oysters, which have been collected in the area since at least Roman times. Whitstable’s distinctive character is popular with tourists, and its maritime heritage is celebrated with the annual oyster festival. Freshly caught shellfish are available throughout the year at several seafood restaurants and pubs in the town. The high street is made up of lots of quirky independent shops. It’s a beautiful place for our students to visit.