Holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation in Whitstable
One of Kent’s most visited areas and famous for its annual Oyster Festival, the charming town of Whitstable is perfectly situated on the north Kent coast, just five miles north of the cathedral city of Canterbury. Enjoy exploring a pretty stretch of coastline as well as the town's charming maritime heritage with a stay at one of our Whitstable holiday cottages.
Lined with pretty fishing huts, Whitstable is a working harbour with a plethora of restaurants, cafes and stalls. You will not be stuck for places to sample the locally caught fish and seafood, especially the renowned oysters, making this a perfect destination for self-catering holidays. This delicacy comes into its own during the annual Oyster Festival, when thousands of visitors from all over the world descend on this seaside town. Whitstable harbour is a great place to watch fishing boats returning with their catch, and you can sample some of the freshly caught shellfish from one of the stalls dotted along the seafront. The town’s vast stretch of shingle beach is lined with colourful beach huts and is perfect for long walks and sunset swims.
For those who like a little bit of history and culture, the 18th century castle and gardens are well worth a visit and there is a strong arts culture in the town. Make sure you visit the tiny narrow alleyways in the centre which stretch down to the sea. Convenient escape routes for smugglers of the illegal tobacco and spirit trade, they are now famous landmarks, especially Squeeze Gut Alley.
You'll find a wide variety of places to stay in Whitstable amongst our collection - choose from a range of accommodation to rent which includes coastal holiday homes and fishermen's cottages.