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Enjoy Whitstable's West Beach...
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From half-tide there is enough water to swim on West Beach. On sunny days the clay of the Swale Estuary acts as like an old-fashioned night storage heater so swimming between the groynes can even be like a warm bath.


West Beach is favoured by canoeists for its flat water, so bring your own if you have one.

The Swale is an ideal cruising area with sheltered waters westwards upstream into the nature reserve, north to the Isle of Sheppey, or east along the coast to the classic seaside resort of Herne Bay.