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 it’s proximity to the capital is far from the only reason it’s worth a visit. With pastel-painted shopfronts and beach huts, the fishing town feels tailor-made for snap-happy day trips. There’s also a thriving arts scene, genuine community spirit and loads going on.
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