Welcome to the beautiful coastline of the Canterbury district including Herne Bay, Whitstable and the surrounding countryside. This 14.5 miles of North Kent coastline stretching from Seasalter to Reculver has to be one of the district’s biggest natural assets and attracts large numbers of visitors and water sports enthusiasts.
In the following pages you will find information about coastal events and activities, water safety advice, maps of our award-winning beaches and current tide tables.
The Foreshore services team is directly responsible for water safety (including provision of Lifeguards), education and advice, information signage and management of council licensed beach huts.
This includes the management and delivery of educational/environmental initiatives with local groups, organisations and schools. The management of public launch ramps and the 'Seaside Pleasure Boats' byelaw.
Foreshore Services are also responsible for the management and delivery of various coastal and beach award programmes such as Seaside Awards administered by the Keep Britain Tidy group for 2013.
Beach Hut Tenancy and Annual fees Consultation
The results of the beach hut consultation are summarised below. In addition the full responses are included but with names and addresses removed.
The benchmarking of 52 sites across southern England plus the minutes of the June and August 2013 meetings are also attached.
- Summary of Beach Hut Consultation
- Consultation Responses (redacted)
- Beach Hut Benchmarking (redacted)
- Minutes 7th June 2013 - Beach Hut Benchmarking Meeting
- Minutes 8th August 2013 - Beach Hut Benchmarking Meeting
New beach huts for sale 2014
Don’t miss out on your chance to own one of these huts!
If you are interested in one of the new beach huts, all the required documents and information about the process can be found here.
Write: Foreshore Services, Harbour Office, Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable CT5 1AB
Phone: 01227 266 719
Out of office hours - phone 01227 781 879