Visiting the harbour

October 31st, 2010

Like much that is innovative in Whitstable, the harbour, constructed in 1831, was the first in the world to be served by a railway. It is still a busy working harbour today, with shipping, fishing, wind farm maintenance and Brett Aggregates.

Situated at the heart of the quirky, bustling town, the harbour is close to the railway station, bus routes and car parks. Approaching it by sea, it is to the east of the Swale.

Leisure and sporting activities flourish on and around the harbour with the sea scouts, Yacht Club, anglers, kite and wind-surfers, sea trips in the 119 year old Thames barge, Greta, and local produce to sample with Whitstable oysters, shellfish, the local catch, cafés, restaurants and markets. Also the RNLI is based at the harbour.

Comments are closed.



History

History

Historic Whitstable Harbour was opened on 19 March 1832 and was the first in the world to be served by a railway. It is still a working harbour importing aggregates and supporting a local fishing fleet.

Activities

Activities

Leisure and sporting activities flourish on and around the harbour with the sea scouts, Yacht Club, angling, kite and wind-surfing, sea trips, and a gastronomic experience to remember...

Food & Drink

Food and drink

Prime locations, harbour views, a flair for freshness and finesse. Fine dining at Whitstable Harbour...
Sitemap   l   © Copyright 2010 Whitstable Harbour Board All rights reserved.