Whitstable Harbour Village

Welcome to Whitstable Harbour Village

Whitstable Harbour Village is a unique and highly successful seaside community business operating in the heart of Whitstable's beautiful working harbour, on the north Kent coast. 

Now in its ninth successful season, Whitstable Harbour Village is a vibrant community of local artists, artisans and independent entrepreneurs, all selling their wares from traditional timber fisherman's huts on the quayside. These mini-retail units allow start-up and creative businesses to set up and test new business ideas in a supportive incubator setting, in what is now a very busy shopping and tourism destination. It is estimated that more than 40 independent local businesses have graduated from Whitstable Harbour Village to set up galleries, shops and restaurants in Whitstable and other parts of East Kent.

Originally set up with idealistic zeal by a local entrepreneur to promote Kentish produce and crafts, Whitstable Harbour Village and its 33 traders is now described by officials as a "key asset" for the harbour and is recognised as a key component of the Whitstable economy. 

Open every week-end and bank holiday from 10am-5pm, Whitstable Harbour Village offers a fun, local and authentic alternative to dreary superstores and out of town shopping malls.


Whitstable Harbour Village has three exciting new businesses opening soon for the 2015 season. Harbour Tapas offering authentic Spanish street food using local produce, Crackin' Curries with their secret home made curry recipes and local young artist/designer, Lilly Langtree will be opeing in time for the Easter bank holiday.

New traders interested in the 2015 season can download an application form here.

We will also be open all four days of the Easter Bank Holiday Fri 3rd -Monday 6th April 2015 and every day for Whitstable Oyster Festival from 25th-31st July 2015.

For regular updates on Whitsable events, trader vacancies and Whitstable news, please use the links at the bottom of this page to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Take a video stroll around the Village.



Helping to keep Whitstable local, independent and different.
Every week-end and bank holiday (10am-5pm) from 1st March 2015.

Whitstable Harbour Village
Whitstable Harbour Fishing BoatHarbour Village Artist Fresh Produce Harbour Village The Greta - Whitstable Harbour Hat Hut at Harbour Village