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The best Airbnbs in Whitstable

Heading to Whitstable in Kent? Book one of these beach-front cottages or places to rent with views of the waves

Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Ellie Walker-Arnott
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We all like to be beside the seaside and, to let you in on a secret, Whitstable in Kent is one of the best places to experience it. Yeah you're familiar with the famous anual oyster festival, but beyond that there's plenty reason to visit Whitstable year-round. From the pretty pastel-painted high street, independent art galleries, and delicious seafood spots to the (how haven't we mentioned it yet) pebbled beaches and next-level fish and chips. Ready to visit? Course! We've got the best of the best right here for you. Light-filled cottages, cosy rentals, sea air, in the heart of Whitstable, it's all available to book on Airbnb.
This cream of the crop are within easy reach of the beach, and some even have sea views.

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The best Airbnbs in Whitstable

Watching the waves from bed? Yes, please. This dreamy cottage (which sleeps six) is right on the edge of Whitstable Beach, near The Old Neptune pub which is both a great pub, and somewhere that will let you enjoy a pint on them seaside pebbles. Inside, Tides Cottage makes the most of the coastal light, and the rustic and soft interior make the place the perfect place to warm up after a swim.

Painted in shades of ocean blue, this Airbnb is just a few minutes from the waterfront. You enter through your own private (pink) front door, to find a sleek hideaway for two. This property boasts wonderful decor, combining chic and cosy seamlessly. The perfect, small, coastal getaway accommodation.


Handily located near the train station, within easy walking distance of the beach, and a literal stone-throw from the high street, Coral Cottage is cosy, stylishly decorated and ideal for a small family or close-knit group of pals. You’re right in the heart of the town, and a stumble to (or from) The Neptune, a brilliant cosy-coastal (it's a thing) pub. If you're here to shack up alongside the sea breeze, there's stacks of board-games and some great private outdoor space to while away the time out with. 

This nineteenth-century weatherboard cottage was once used by the coastguard, now it makes a lush escape for four. It’s located on Island Wall, just a row of houses away from the beach. Beyond the location being firmly checked in, the chic interiors, sun-inspiring decking, and log fires make this a wonderful and budget-kind venue to call home for as long as you need to.  


Driftwood Cottage is just off Whitstable High Street, near the town’s many great pubs and restaurants. When you're done exploring the antique stores and seafood ventures, this will be a very welcome retreat. The neat Victorian cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms, and has a lovely dining room for shared dinners. Little interior touches such as the host-made cushions make the accomodation extra special.

Quirky taste? How about a converted warehouse near the beach? Yeah, us too, this bright and spacious place sleeps up to six. It’s packed full of quirky furniture and vintage details, and is all just moments from the water’s edge. The most east London, south East UK spot you'll find.


This lovely place sleeping six is just a small walk from the seafront, and offers everything you'll need. There’s even parking (a real bonus in this popular town). Dogs are welcome too. In terms of the specs, you'll have a lovely Mediterranean style patio, airy decor and one of the most tastefully minimal decors in all of Kent. Unwind uncompromised, right here. 

You’ll find a log-burning stove, a record player, a rolltop bath and a beaut kitchen which opens out into your own private garden here. It's luxury in every sense. What's more, the house sleeps eight and is right in the centre of town – making it both very nice and affordable. If there's that many of you, there's little more you could need to enjoy your Kent getaway. 

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