Whitstable Harbour


If you would like to be a trader at Whitstable Harbour Village and join the battle against the all pervasive supermarket giants, please download an application form below. We are particular keen to hear from small and start-up businesses looking to sell locally produced food, art, goods and products.

There are now 31 self-contained timber fisherman's huts available to hire from one month to an entire 10 month season. Please note that we close the village for a rest during January and February. The huts are fitted with electricity and fresh water is available on the site. If you hire one of our fisherman's huts you have your own micro retail unit ideal for small or start up businesses. Many of our successful businesses go on to open smart shops and galleries in local towns. There are now 12 independently owned shops in Whitstable that previously traded at Whitstable Harbour Village, so it is a great way to try out your new business idea in a friendly and supportive environment.

Whitstable HarbourOver ten thousand people visit the harbour on fine week-ends and there are a number of special events during the year, including the famous Whitstable Oyster Festival held in July.

Next year will be our 8th successful season, Whitstable Harbour Village is well established and well known. It is regularly featured in the local press and has lots of loyal followers and supporters. However, please remember that Whitstable harbour remains a weather dependent venue and there are simply less shoppers and visitors if the weather is poor.

If you want to apply for a hut just download the booking form and send it to Kentish Trader Ltd at the address provided.  If your products meet our entry criteria and there is a hut available, we will get in contact with you.  If we cannot fit you in for any reason we will (of course) return your form with any deposit that you submitted. For reasons that we have never fully understood we are not permitted to sell ice cream- not even Kentish home-made dairy ice cream (sorry). Please note the 2015 season
is scheduled to end on 30 September 2015 to allow the Council to complete essential Harbour repairs and we re-open again in Spring 2016.

We particularly welcome applications from locally based people who make their own products in Kent but anything high quality and interesting with a strong local connection will be considered. Sorry, but we don't accept applications from big corporations, high street chains or government sponsored organisations and agencies.

Download an Application Form for the 2015 Season which runs March 1 2015 to 30 September 2015.

Whitstable Harbour Village
Booking Office
Trader House
118B Island Wall
Enquiries to the Kentsh Trader Limited head office on: (01227) 262433 or info~whitstableharbourvilage.co.uk.