Discussion in 'UK Touring' started by ShiftZZ, Sep 5, 2016.
Homing Park is a flat but mostly static site with a pool and bar, on the western edge of Whitstable at Seasalter. Close to a main road, the touring pitches closer than the statics and not an easy walk into Whitstable but there is a bus at the end of the lane.
Primrose Cottage is small and directly on a fairly busy road, you can walk down the hill into Whitstable but it is a steep walk coming back, there is a bus service approx every hour. This is immediately adjacent to Tesco so good for shopping.
Seaview is east of Whitstable, on the "bends" towards Herne Bay. Close to the sea and you can walk along the prom to Whitstable and Herne Bay but again a mostly static site and can be a bit rough. Good access to buses for Whitstable, Herne Bay and Canterbury.
Hampton Bay is a new site a bit further out of Whitstable on the same road as Seaview. It is cheap and there seem to have been quite a lot of large motorhomes on there recently. It is between Swalecliffe and Herne Bay but feels a bit isolated and is not so great for walking places.
Depends really why you want to be in Whitstable and for how long. You could consider the P+R at Canterbury, get the bus to the bus station then the triangle bus to Whitstable.
It is very tempting to say "don't go there" - Canterbury would be better.
Nice Oysters though - and there is an "R" in the month
we liked primrose cottage when we stayed its not a huge walk into whitstable down an alley beside the railway as i recall, open site nice guy who runs itim trying to remember what it was he was showing us an old car if mt memory isnt playing tricks
From Primrose Cottage, that alley is the best way to walk or cycle into Whitstable but generally someone has to point it out to you. You need to get on the old railway path and the way to do that is to walk through Tesco car park, turn right, past the carpet shop and then onto the path.
There is then a tricky bit through a housing estate, but it is signed, then go down the steps at the side of the station onto the path, which then turns right into Stream Walk. When that ends, turn right then left and walk/cycle to the harbour. If you can't get bikes down the steps by the station, you cycle further along the road (left as you face the station) and you can pick up Stream Walk as an alley on the right.
You can also cycle to Canterbury on the old Crab and Winkle path, but there is one very steep section with a poor surface, so depending on your level of fitness, or whether you have an electric bike, you may need to get off there. Of course, if you stay at Canterbury P+R you can do the reverse bike trip to Whitstable but it does involve a climb out of Canterbury.
We are going down for a family gathering. About 20. We will have our electronic bike's and we hope that Tilly may fit in the basket. Otherwise a taxi too and from.
Depending on the location of your "do", Primrose Cottage would probably be cheapest by taxi into central Whitstable, Hampton Bay would be dearer, but site fees would be less.
Thanks for that, all your info is really useful. The do is in Clifton Rd, the Oxford St end.
Oxford Street would be on the bus route from Seaview or Hampton Bay.
I used to go jet skiing in Hampton Bay.
Not sure that is much use though