Is it me or are the world and his wife heading off to Whitstable at the moment? I feel like my entire Instagram or Twitter are heading off there every weekend. And so, one weekend not too long ago I joined the thousands of people on the train up from London (unfortunately not the fast train because it turns out I am not a master in planning...). I do love the proper British seaside resorts, and Whitstable had been built up in my expectations, so I was looking forward to seeing what all the fuss was about!
We arrived in Whitstable starving and immediately headed off to try and find somewhere to eat something. I have to say, we were pretty spoilt for choice. I had no idea that Whitstable was famous for its oysters (sorry!) and they were everywhere, along with some fancier looking lobster and some less fancy fish and chips. I'm ashamed to say we didn't stop for oysters (maybe we should have done...) but we did walk up to a pub a little further along the front where we feasted on whitebait, scampi and prawns and that kept me pretty satisfied, especially as it was whacked back with a lot of Pimms.
One of my big regrets is not exploring just a little more, because apparently there's some seriously good shopping in Whitstable (who knew?) but we just ran out of time. That may have been because we spent most of the time in the pub...The whole trip has opened my eyes a little to that part of the UK, as I'm not much of a fan of Brighton and I hadn't realised there were such lovely seaside towns which aren't that far from London that aren't Brighton. I'm definitely looking at another trip to that part of the country, maybe Ramsgate? If anyone has any ideas, let me know!