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Hampton Pier - West Beach

Whitstable, Kent

A rural pebbles beach with a slipway. The slip is available about 2 hrs either side of high tide and it leads down to semi hard mud.

Beach Type



There are toilets and a pub near the slipway and also near the pier
There is a promenade and a large grassy park area next to the beach



Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

WHITSTABLE TIC 7 Oxford Street. Whitstable Kent. CT5 1DB Tel: +44 (0) 1227 275482 Fax: 01227 275482


Nearest town: Whitstable
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3631, 1.02439
Postcode: CT5 1BX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Follow A299. and the A2990 from Whitstable

Public Transport

Stagecoach runs buses in the area. for timetable enquiries. tel: 08702 433 711

Nearest Railway Stations

Whitstable (Less than a mile away)
Chestfield & Swalecliffe (Approx. 2 miles away)
Herne Bay (Approx. 4 miles away)
Sturry (Approx. 6 miles away)
Canterbury West (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available near the pier

Nearby Car Parks

Harbour, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Victoria Street, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Gorrell Tank, Whitstable (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Keam's Yard, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Leisure Centre, Whitstable (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Gladstone Road, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Middle Wall, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Shaftesbury Road, Whitstable (Short stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Railway Avenue, Whitstable (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Whitstable Station, Whitstable (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Whitstable