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 NOTICE BOARD
Whitstable Harbour Village welcomes Whitstable's very own Frying Dutchmen. Get in the queue for their delicious Dutch inspired hot snacks and check out local designer Lilli Langtree while you're waiting.
We are now fully OPEN every week-end and bank holiday and every day for Whitstable Oyster Festival from 25th-31st July 2015. More of our traders now open on week days too so please pop down the harbour to say hello.
Whitstable Summer Events
Whitstable Oyster Festival- 25th-31st July 2015 (note: week-days are not so crazy busy)
Whitstabke Carnival- Saturday 1st August
Whitstable Sailing Barge Match- Saturday 15th August (noon). Finest sight in Whitstable harbour with a fleet of heritage sailing vessels from the local area.
Whitstable Harbour Day- 15th August 2015 (best event in Whitstable)
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