Whitstable Harbour lies on the north Kent coast at the mouth of the River Swale. It is a visible link that Whitstable has with its interesting history, which includes diving, ship owning, fishing and world-wide trade. The connection with the Canterbury and Whitstable railway - the Crab & Winkle Line - was the reason for the harbour's construction in 1831: to bring heavy materials, such as coal, from Newcastle to Canterbury.
Whitstable is a tidal harbour catering for commercial and fishing vessels. The harbour basin is used by the fishing and shellfish fleet, the 117 year old Thames barge Greta, high speed wind farm maintenance vessels and Brett Aggregates. The harbour provides pilotage and a range of services for berth holders and visiting vessels.
The harbour is managed by a Harbour Board appointed by the Canterbury City Council with the objective of developing the port for the benefit of the community as a profitable mixed use port.
For more details about the harbour, visit the website.
Latest harbour news:
- South quay repairs - important information