A characterful town on the north Kent coast, Whitstable looks out towards Essex across the Thames Estuary and the Isle of Sheppey across The Swale. The big attraction is the unspoilt nature of the place – a traditional seaside resort with long pebble beaches and a working harbour that supports a lively fish market – but it’s also a town with sophisticated restaurants, excellent pubs and a thriving artistic community, whose recent gentrification has led to it being dubbed ‘Islington-on-Sea’.
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