missing my fisherman’s college in whitstable, its just over 3 years now since i sold it and have only managed to get there once since then. i remember that this time of year is when the whitstable oyster festival is on. with all the wonderful food stores and vans whitstable is definitely the destination for speciality good local food. its a great time for a day visit, and especially if the weather is good – you may be lucky and can go in the sea! take a walk from the harbour down towards seasalter – its a lovely walk and gets much quieter. the festival commences in the next week.
there are usually lots of pop up shops, gift and vintage; what i always loved about whitstable are the independent shops and the village type atmosphere. frank is my favourite shop – with its lovely choice of craft and art gifts, its what every place needs.