The Whitstable Harbour Village is an exciting community of local producers, designers, artists and independent local retailers. It is located on the South Quay, close to the fishing boats and the Thames sailing barge, Greta. The Village is open every weekend and bank holiday from 10am to 5pm, plus week days in high season. Whitstable Harbour Village includes local producers and independent local suppliers.
The Dinghy Store chandlery caters for yachtsmen and sailors, as well as offering a wide range of marine products including nautical clothing.
The harbour fish markets are popular with locals and visitors alike. The Crab and Winkle, East Quay, and Lobster Shack restaurants are also situated in the harbour, ready to serve up the day’s catch. In the summer months, visitors flock to the stalls which spring up to delight with all manner of fresh sea food, including the famous Whitstable oysters.
While providing tasty sustenance, the Harbour Garden Café frequently provides entertainment, featuring local musical talent.
Leisure and sporting activities flourish on and around the harbour with the sea scouts, Yacht Club, angling, kite and wind-surf activities, along with the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, sea trips, and a gastronomic experience with cafés, restaurants and markets.Read More