Whitstable – The home of the oyster

The town is renowned for its oysters, Whitstable has a thriving café culture, restaurants and a good mix of independent shops. If you’re interested in living in Whitstable, come into our Whitstable office and we can help find a property to suit you.

A brief history of Whitstable

Whitstable is a seaside town with an estimated population of 30,000 people. The town has a dedicated celebration for oysters; ‘The Whitstable Oyster Festival’ and they are believed to have been collected there since Roman times.

The town was first recorded in 1086 under the name Witenestaple and during the mid 18th century, passengers and goods came into Whitstable by ship. A toll road connecting Whitstable to Canterbury further enhanced the development of the town into a seaside resort.

Travel from Whitstable

Travel to and from Whitstable is easy. The high speed rail link to London St. Pancras connects Whitstable to the capital in just over an hour and 20 minutes. Alternatively, National Express Coaches offer a good service in and out of the town.

Getting around the local area couldn’t be more simple, with buses connecting Whitstable to all the surrounding towns and well sign-posted roads make driving easily negotiable.