We say
Kent's north coast has a unique charm with its unspoilt beaches, old-fashioned piers and walking and cycling trails, but the jewel in the crown is the pretty town of Whitstable which sits on the cusp between rugged authenticity and designer chic. Browse the chichi shops then sit on the seafront eating oysters from a punnet and watch the sun set. It's also a great base to explore Broadstairs, Herne Bay and artsy Margate.

Recommended company: The Whitstable Cottage Company

The Whitstable Cottage Company says

The Kentish seaside town of Whitstable has become something of a foodie and artist’s paradise but whilst many of the traditional fishermen’s cottages may now have been converted to holiday accommodation and boutique shops, it has never lost its charming fishing village vibe.

  • Beachfront rentals
  • Couples and families
  • Oysters and seafood

Much sought-after by Londoners seeking a weekend break – or just a long seafood lunch – Whitstable and nearby Seasalter and Herne Bay are a great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy a simple British seaside holiday with none of the razzamatazz of the larger resorts. And the oysters are amongst the best in the UK.

We’ve been very picky, with just 24 properties to choose from. Most are bang on the beach or just a stone’s throw away. Take your pick from romantic boltholes for two to larger family houses. All are well-equipped with all you could need and we are always on hand to help you make the most of your stay.

This three-bedroom Victorian Fisherman’s Cottage is a charming option in the heart of Whitstable whilst the sea views from Beach Bliss make it a popular choice for couples and families.

There’s a lovely 120-ft garden at Shanty – a three-bedroom house with the vibe of a chic Scandinavian summer house. Beach 221 is a secluded and contemporary loft-style house that sleeps two, directly on the beach at Seasalter. Also in Seasalter, Blue Beach House is a family favourite.

Some of our properties are dog-friendly. Explore our full range of cottages in Whitstable and read our latest Covid-19 FAQs.