Where to eat & drink

The Coastal Trail offers plenty of great places for food, drink and ice cream.

Highlight 1

The Trail’s higher route passes Jo Jo’s Meze (Mediterranean food) and Sea View Café, a seaside café serving hot food and drinks. Further west, at Pier Avenue, is The Royal; a pub with sea views and local beers.

Highlight 2

On Marine Parade is the Tankerton Ice Cream Parlour and The Marine Bar and Hotel. Just west of ‘The Street’ is The Bubble Café and Tower Tea Gardens.

Highlights 3 & 4

Whitstable Harbour is full of places to enjoy food & drink. The South Quay Shed (with seating) and Harbour Market (outdoor only) offer various fresh foods, drinks, arts and crafts. Al Fresco (summer) dining is at Harbour Garden Café.

Highlight 5

As you pass Whitstable Yacht Club, a number of small shacks offer hot food, drinks and doughnuts. Try The Forge and Keith’s Coffee Hut. Also on Sea Wall (behind The Forge), is Kent Cycle Hire.

Highlight 6

Here you’ll pass Gelateria Whitstable and a little further west The Pearson’s Arms (including outside bar in the summer) and the Whitstable Oyster Co. Further on, the iconic Old Neptune pub serves food with seats on the beach.

Highlights 7 & 8

At West Beach, where the Trail passes the caravan park, is West Beach Bar & Tea Rooms. From here the Trail extends west towards Seasalter where it passes The Oyster Pearl; the last pub on the Trail and also a restaurant serving South East Asian food. At the end of the Trail lies The Sportsman, a Michelin starred restaurant.