Whitstable, England

Only 60 miles from London, Whitstable has a bustling port, a pebbly beach, seafood restaurants and attractive shops. Known as the Pearl of Kent, its oysters are world famous and have been collected in the area and enjoyed by many including King Henry VIII. Visitors can stroll through the fish market, see the pretty weatherboarded homes and venture out to the shops that have everything from antiques to locally produced art.

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Only 60 miles from London, Whitstable has a bustling port, a pebbly beach, seafood restaurants and attractive shops. Known as the Pearl of Kent, its oysters are world famous and have been collected in the area and enjoyed by many including King Henry VIII. Visitors can stroll through the fish market, see the pretty weatherboarded homes and venture out to the shops that have everything from antiques to locally produced art.

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