Whitstable Property Guide

Whitstable Property Guide

Home grown in Kent, we love this place. Its enchanting gardens, legendary castles, historical towns and amazing maritime heritage make it a wonderful place to live – and at Saxon Shore we love helping people find their perfect homes here. Being a brother and sister team with nearly 30years’ experience in estate agency and marketing, we offer a professional and caring service. We know the housing market back to front, and you know what makes your home great or what it is you want in a new home: we listen to you so that we can provide exactly what it is you need. Our clients are supported by one experienced agent from start to finish – and we only get paid once our job’s done. At Saxon Shore we have built up a strong online presence, and our innovative marketing package - which combines the traditional newspaper and website advertising with social media - means that our properties enjoy maximum exposure.

With its strong arts culture and bohemian charm, Whitstable is an undiscovered gem on the Kent coast and a beautiful place to set up home. Craft shops, boutiques and galleries are found side by side with the more traditional butchers and bakers shops. It is a town where small, local businesses find thriving homes and provide Whitstable with its quaint olde worlde charm.

Meandering your way along the high street and eccentrically named lanes and alleyways, (which served as convenient escape routes for smugglers years ago,) you’ll come to the town’s harbour and beach. Here the tide tenderly sweeps over the speckled shingle, fishing boats gently bob up and down, and seabirds soar up ahead, casting little shadows over the roofs of the weatherboard cottages. Residents can swim, stroll or just relax with a drink bought from the beach-front pub while enjoying the sunset.

The town’s fame lies in its rich maritime history and in its oysters which have been harvested here since Roman times and are celebrated every July at the town’s oyster festival. This event has grown from a small local celebration for the community into a festival that draws more than 80,000 visitors with its music, parades, competitions, craft stalls and cuisine. 

Only an hour from London, Whitstable is ideally situated: what can be better than getting off the train from work and breathing in the fresh sea air? Five miles south of the town you’ll find Canterbury, with its history and heritage, dazzling architecture and world famous buildings, including the magnificent cathedral. Whitstable 'Castle', with its idyllic gardens, is a beautiful place to visit. Throughout the year, many events are held here, including the annual May Day celebrations with live musicians, morris dancers and art displays.

Whitstable’s coastal location provides an excellent environment for water sports, and the town is popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers. There is also a golf club and a water sports centre. For the less adventurous, there is the bowling alley, and The Whitstable playhouse offers more sedentary entertainment. The Umbrella Centre is the hub of town, especially for children, with its many children’s groups and community clubs.

Whitstable certainly is a cut above your typical English sea-side town: there are no rows of amusement arcades here; no stalls flogging blow-up lilos; just miles and miles of stunning pebble beaches and a high street where you can happily lose yourself for hours.