Walks And Walking – Kent Walks Whitstable Coastal Walking Route
The weather was absolutely gorgeous today so we drove the hour down to Whitstable Kent earlier this morning to grab some Whitstable Oysters and a bit of much needed exercise. We didn’t plan for a walk but halfway through our impromptu walking route ramble in Whitstable Mary commented “I suppose you’ll be writing this one up for your website when we get home” and from that moment on I began tracking the route and taking photographs!
As we drove into Whitstable along the main Canterbury Road we parked in Cromwell Road at the small roundabout and then walked back to Canterbury Road walking right all the way down Oxford Street, High Street and Sea Street to the seafront. We wandered around the Sea Wall area for our plate of Oysters and chips before walking left along the beachfront with the sea on our right hand side.
From that point we enjoyed a leisurely stroll along the beach path and sea wall passing the many brightly coloured huts along the way for about a mile until we saw the railway footbridge at the end of the golf course. We crossed over the bridge and followed the Saxon Shore Way signposts walking left at the first turning to follow the railway tracks with the sea now on our left hand side.
As we walked along the area known as Prospect Fields we enjoyed lovely views of the sea and Leysdown-on-sea to our left, overlooking the golf course, so we continued our walk along the main path until the next railway footbridge came into sight where we then walked right up the tarmac path to join the residential area, walking left at Cushendall to join the road and then walking right up Alexandra Road.
We then walked left at Canterbury Road and walked back down to the roundabout at Cromwell Road to the car after a very enjoyable 2 hours and 2 miles of walking.