Foreshore services

Welcome to the beautiful coastline of the Canterbury district including Herne Bay, Whitstable and the surrounding countryside. The 14.5 miles of north Kent coastline stretching from Seasalter to Reculver is one of the district’s biggest natural assets and attracts large numbers of visitors and water sports enthusiasts.

The team are directly responsible for water safety (including provision of lifeguards), education and advice, information signage and management of council licensed beach huts.

This includes the management and delivery of educational and environmental initiatives with local groups, organisations and schools, plus the management of public launch ramps and the seaside pleasure boats bylaw.

Foreshore are also responsible for the management and delivery of various coastal and beach award programmes such as the Seaside Award, administered by Keep Britain Tidy. 

Contacting us

Foreshore Services,
Harbour Office,
Whitstable Harbour,

Phone: 01227 266 719
Out of office hours: 01227 781 879