Whitstable (/ˈhwɪtstəbəl/) is a seaside town on the north coast of Kent in south-east England, 5 miles (8 km) north of Canterbury and 2 miles (3 km) west of Herne Bay. It has a population of not quite 32,000.
Whitstable was well-known for its ‘Native Oysters’ which were collected from beds greater than the low water mark from Roman get older until the mid-20th century. This is commended at the annual Whitstable Oyster Festival, which takes place during the summer.
In 1830, one of the antique passenger railway facilities was opened by the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway Company. In 1832, the company built a harbour and extended the line to handle coal and additional bulk cargos for the City of Canterbury. The railway has past closed but the harbour yet plays an important role in the town’s economy. The railway route is now a bike path which leads to the neighbouring city of Canterbury.