After just three weeks of my new internship, I found myself already needing a little escape from the city to get some fresh sea air. Elliot and I took a road trip over to Whitstable: a hidden gem on the Kent coast that I was surprised to find that only those from the South East have ever really heard of. If you're unfamiliar with Whitstable, picture your quintessential British seaside town minus the tacky arcades, unsafe roller coasters and overpriced food & drink. Basically, you should check it out - and here are some pics of our weekend to inspire you!
Even though it was still March we were hoping for an unseasonably sunny and warm weekend... Naturally it was windy and cold, with the blue sky only popping its head out at the end of the weekend, but we couldn't go to the seaside without strolling along the beach. Whitstable is known for its stony beaches, large wooden groins that are the perfect perch for seagulls, and of course fish and chips. Dogs are also welcome so feel free to bring your pooch along, or just watch and enjoy other owners struggling to control their own wet doggies!
There is also the village which can only be described as quaint - it's the sort of place that has a White Stuff amidst the independent cafes and antique shops. There is also the prettiest Oyster Bar that I would never dare enter but I couldn't resist taking a picture of... Call me a hypocrite, but it was just too pretty. As the summer approaches and the weather becomes more beach appropriate, definitely save a weekend to spend in this lovely seaside town. Your mindfulness and your instagram will thank you for it.
Have you ever been to Whitstable?