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Seaside village known for good food and English Channel views

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Aerial shot of Seasalter

Seasalter is a coastal Kent village lying a very short distance west of the popular resort of Whitstable. An upmarket holiday destination with striking rural views across the North Kent flatlands and the Thames Estuary, it’s characterised by its wonderful windswept beach, lined with colourful huts and oyster farms.

Seasalter sits at the estuary of the River Swale that flows into the Thames Estuary at the Isle of Sheppey. The village blends into the western edge of Brixham but remains distinct in its sleepiness and its long sand and shingle beach. At low tide, the sea rolls out to reveal a long sandy expanse.

For water sports enthusiasts there are facilities for those who like to sail or go water skiing. There is a handy slipway along the shoreline to aid access. Seasalter is known for its oysters, a fame it shares with its larger neighbour, Whitstable. The oyster beds go one for miles along this part of the Kent coast. Native oysters have been commercially fished off Seasalter, Reculver and Whitstable since Roman times. The bay is shallow, and the conditions are ideal for shellfish and algal growth. You can see the oyster beds when you drive through Seasalter.

“If you like oysters then chances are good that you’ve eaten some harvested in Seasalter…”

Seasalter is a destination for gastronomes thanks to the status of the village’s main pub, The Sportsman. Book ahead for a table at this well-renowned pub, it’s one of the only restaurants in Kent to hold a Michelin-star award, having won the accolade in 2008.

Head into nearby Whitstable for good amenities including supermarkets, banks and petrol stations. There is also a fine selection of pubs, restaurants, and cafes where you can enjoy a good drink and a meal. We’d recommend Wheeler’s Oyster Bar if you love seafood. Whitstable’s most popular annual event is the Oyster Festival each July; it’s a fun experience full of live music and activities for all the family.

Lovely Seasalter Beach

Take a wander around Whitstable Harbour to see the colourful fishing boats come and go. Whitstable has several large beaches to choose from if you fancy a stroll or some sun worship. For a traditional seaside day out, drive a few more miles down the coast to take in the faded majesty of wonderful Margate with its promenade and glitzy neon-adorned arcades.

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