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Margate, Deal, Whitstable... The Kent coast is dotted with picture-perfect towns. Pretty Whitstable, with its brilliantly fresh seafood and annual oyster festival, has long attracted stressed Londoners in desperate need of a little fresh air, but its proximity to the capital is far from the only reason it’s worth a visit. With its pastel-painted shopfronts and beach huts, this traditional fishing town feels tailor-made for snap-happy day trips. There’s also a thriving arts scene, a genuine community spirit, and always loads and loads going on. Planning a day trip? Here are the best things to do in Whitstable right now. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best places to visit in the UK