Why Whitstable Is The Perfect Staycation Destination

Phoebe Shipton  ·  4th February 2021

With so much uncertainty over the future of travel, more and more of us are choosing to book our holidays a little closer to home. 2021 is set to be the year of the Great British staycation, and luckily for us, England is packed full of beautiful getaway destinations. From seaside holidays in Whitstable to city breaks in London, there really is a trip for everyone in the UK. Nestled on the North Kent coast, Whitstable is the perfect summer retreat for those looking for beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and artistic culture. As your trusted holiday rental agency, we are here to help you discover why Whitstable is the perfect staycation destination.

A Foodies Paradise

If you are considering a Summer 2021 holiday to Whitstable, then your tastebuds are in for a treat. The quaint seaside town has become renowned for its delicious local food. Fish and chips certainly don’t disappoint, with a firm favourite being VC Jones on Harbour Street. The much-loved local chippie has been serving scrumptious, freshly cooked fish and chips since 1962.

Whitstable is also famous for its freshly collected oysters, and there are many local eateries serving up these tasty treats. Wheelers Oyster Bar on the High Street is Whitstable’s oldest restaurant and still super popular thanks to their heavenly local oysters, quaint vibe and pretty pink shopfront. For those less keen on seafood, Samphire is a luscious local bistro serving up some delectable dining options.

Something For Everyone

Seaside holidays in Whitstable will leave you feeling relaxed, tranquil and refreshed. The town has a unique style which is beautifully peaceful. Visitors can absorb the tranquillity on a wander past the candy-hued beach huts on the promenade or soak up some sunshine on the delightful pebble beach.

If you enjoy a spot of shopping on your holidays, then Whitstable’s collection of independent, boutique stores certainly won’t disappoint. Vinyl-lovers can search for something special at Gatefield Sounds or Rock Bottom Records, while fashionistas are delighted by the personalised shopping experiences offered at Ruskin

Families will love a summer 2021 holiday to Whitstable, with plenty for little ones to see and do in the area. From child friendly cottages to thrilling water sports, Whitstable is a lovely family destination. While the beach in Whitstable isn’t suited to sandcastles, the shingle shores are perfect for hunting seashells. West Beach is one of the top spots in the area for taking children crabbing, and Sundae Sundae is ideal for an ice cream break. 

Places To Stay In Whitstable

Whitstable offers some beautiful accommodation options, and to truly soak up the atmosphere of the town you can stay in one of our Whitstable holiday rentals. When it comes to holiday cottages in Whitstable, Seaside Retreat is one of the best around. With space for up to 6 guests, just a five-minute walk from the harbour, this child friendly cottage is the perfect base for exploring the local area. Couples and small families love The Whitstable Retreat, a charming 1 bedroom apartment by the Tankerton Slopes. This gorgeous, seaside spot is pet friendly, so you can bring your four-legged friend along to help you explore everything Whitstable has to offer. 

About Phoebe Shipton

Having studied Marketing at University of Manchester, Phoebe joined the family business in 2020 as Head of Marketing and Operations. Phoebe is focused on making Keepers Cottages stand out, as well as ensuring the bookings flood in!

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