Saturday, 2 March 2019

A Perfect Spring Day in Whitstable

Whitstable is one of my favourite towns on earth. I don't quite think I could ever live there (or afford to) but I do love visiting as often as I can. The last time I went, I expected it to be a beautiful, warm spring day. We were blessed with blue skies and sunshine but it was definitely not warm.

Our first stop was the Lobster Shack, which I wrote about in 2016. We shared a platter of oysters, fresh out of the sea. 'Mouthwatering' doesn't even come close to describing it.

The food here is so good, there is a reason it's packed nearly every day of the year.

For our main course, we both had half a lobster tail with fresh chilli and chorizo, for £14.95. I swear I'm going to splurge out on a full tail next time I'm there.

We went for a long walk through Whitstable after our meal. We definitely needed it after eating every last crumb on our plates.

This town is lovely in summer when everyone is sailing their boats on the sea. Then again, I've never actually managed to get a table at the Lobster Shack during the warmer months, so swings and roundabouts!

I love this little boat. I haven't yet visited the restaurant to which it's attached but I must do so one day!

After a long, brisk walk, we came in from the cold and huddled, shivering in the famous Whitstable Old Neptune.

I can't remember what we were planning on drinking but it all fell by the wayside when we discovered they had Baileys Hot Chocolate on the menu. That is, hands down, the yummiest, most welcome drink I've ever had.

All too soon, it was time to head back to the car, past some pretty seaside cottages that I definitely couldn't afford. I shouldn't complain, I'd find it too busy in summer anyway.

I love towns like Whitstable. Do you have a favourite seaside town?

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