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Whitstable West Beach Beach

Whitstable, Kent

A popular seaside town and shingle beach owned by the Whitstable Oyster Company. Good range of local shops, restaurants and a small harbour from which a local shellfishing fleet operates. The Neptune pub sits virtually on the beach, and is a nice spot for a pint and lunch.

Weather and Tides


28 July 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature20°C (68°F)
Minimum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed18mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:14 BST
Sunset20:50 BST


29 July 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature21°C (70°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed11mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise05:15 BST
Sunset20:49 BST


High tide: 04:55 BST
(03:55 28 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:52 BST
(09:52 28 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:04 BST
(16:04 28 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:31 BST
(22:31 28 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 05:35 BST
(04:35 29 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:28 BST
(10:28 29 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:43 BST
(16:43 29 July 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 00:07 BST
(23:07 29 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 06:15 BST
(05:15 30 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:07 BST
(11:07 30 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:25 BST
(17:25 30 July 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Whitstable Approaches) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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