Whitstable Harbour Village
Visit the fabulous seaside shopping experience in the heart of Whitstable’s beautiful working harbour this week-end and meet some of the finest Kentish food producers, artists, artisans and independent entrepreneurs all selling their wares from traditional fisherman’s huts.
There are now 33 harbour traders in Whitstable’s own UP-market offering a wide range of local art, food, gifts, produce, crafts and toys and many have moved on to set up successful shops and businesses in the town and all over East Kent.
Look out for our special events or stay for lunch or a snack in the new Kentish Food Quarter.
You won’t find any multinational corporate brands at the Village but you will find lots of local character and charm amongst the fishing boats, nets and sailing barges.
Open every week-end and bank holiday from 10am-5pm, Whitstable Harbour Village offers a vibrant and authentic alternative to dreary superstores and out of town shopping malls. So go UP market this week-end. We're local and we're not Tesco.
HARBOUR VILLAGE NOTICE BOARD
WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON AND WELCOME SOME FABULOUS NEW LOCAL BUSINESSES INCLUDING BUMBLES TRADITIONAL SWEET SHOP, WHITSTABLE NATIVE, PORK EYED AND MARGATE SMOKEHOUSE.
If you would like to bring your local business idea to the Village please note we prioritise local people and locally made goods. You can download an application form from this website. We do not accept applications from corporate chains or government quangos.
FUTURE OF THE VILLAGE: This is our eighth successful season in Whitstable Harbour during which time more than 20 new businesses have started with us and moved on to set up shops and businesses in Whitstable and elsewhere in East Kent. Sadly, Canterbury City Council and Whitstable Harbour Board to not want to secure the Village as part of the harbour's future and late last year chose to advertise our site for third party development. They also imposed a 35% rent increase on us a few weeks before the season opened and the 33 local traders at the Village do not even know what their future is beyond this September. Please let the Council know if you would like them to support the Village and LIKE US on our FACEBOOK PAGE THANK YOU.