Continent
Europe
Country
England (UK)
Next Big City
London
Next Town
Whitstable
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Wave breaker
Quality:
No information
Best Tide:
Low tide

Whitstable is situated at the South side of the Thames estuary. During low tide with easterly or westerly winds the water can be perfectly flat due to a sandbar "The Street" which goes out into the sea in a 90 degree angle from the beach. Otherwise the water is quite choppy. The sea bottom is rocky in a lot of areas so boots are recommended.

Beach

Type:
Pebbles
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
No information

The beach consists of pebbles. The best area to launch is either behind the harbor or at the end of Tankerton Bay which is a further 800m to the East. Only these two places have enough space as there are very close set groynes elsewhere. Low tide is definitely the best time to launch as the beach increases significantly.

Weather

Spring:
Normal, Thick
Summer:
Shorty, Normal
Fall:
Normal, Thick
Winter:
Thick

Typical northern European weather. South England can be ridden all year round as you get quite a lot of days above 10°C air temp in January and February. Water temp: max in summer: 19°C, min. winter: 9°C.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
ENE, E, W, WNW, NW
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

Windy when westerly systems come through, but can be very good with easterlies in summer. Windiest season September to May. Best direction is East/Northeast. Whitstable can be sailed in West/Northwest and North.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From London take the A2/M2 towards Canterbury and than take direction to Margate. Leaving the highway at Whitstable drive through the town, passing the fishing harbor. Take a left at the Windsurfing shop and drive to the waterfront. 75 min drive time from Central London (8 o´clock Sunday mornings).

Extra information

Rules
No information

Nightlife

No information