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A funky, contemporary seaside B&B that's handy for both Whitstable and the quiet countryside around.

Driftwood Beach House

230 Faversham Road Seasalter Whitstable Kent CT5 4BL 01227 638 291

We say

We're big fans of Whitstable, which is in many ways the perfect year-round beach destination – a short hop from London and with lots of stuff to do when the sun isn't shining. Driftwood Beach House, run by affable hosts Jez and Michelle Hills, is a great beachfront B&B from which to enjoy the best of this funky resort and get away from it all at the same time.

With a cool, shabby chic decor partially inspired by Jez and Michelle's travels, Driftwood Beach House has three double rooms – the soothing Moroccan Room, the Chess Room and the Spa Room – all with comfy beds, en-suite bathrooms, smart TVs and ultra-fast wifi. All three rooms have their own private decked areas – the Chess Room boasts, yes, a giant terrace chess set; the Spa Room has its own sunken outdoor hot tub; while the Moroccan features a shaded decking area with a perfect view of the countryside.

Outside there's Seasalter Beach, which has breathtaking views across Whitstable's bay in one direction and the marshes and surrounding countryside in the other. You could walk for miles across the marshes, even as far as Faversham through the nature reserve, if you wanted. But you might prefer to head off in the other direction to the more varied delights of Whitstable itself – after all, those oysters won't eat themselves! The property is about two miles out of town – a leisurely stroll around the bay or a 5-minute drive. In the other direction lies the excellent Sportsman gastropub, a well-known place beloved of food critics that is a very handy place for a spot of dinner – if you can get a table! If you can't, Jez and Michelle have lots of other local recommendations. Driftwood also makes a great base for Whitstable's annual Oyster Festival every July.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Perfect little hideaway ★★★★★

Thank you for the most wonderful weekend! It was exactly what we were looking for and the perfect place to spend some time together away from our daily lives. We stayed in the spa room and it was lovely, breakfast was the best and sitting outside around the hot tub made the experience. The team were so friendly and gave you the perfect amount of hospitality and privacy! Cannot recommend this place highly enough! Thank you!

Driftwood Beach House reviewed by on June 26th, 2017

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Three double en-suite rooms, with 24hr access.

How much?

Moroccan Room £85 a night midweek, £95 weekends; Chess Room £95 midweek, £100 weekends; Spa Room £100 midweek, £130 weekends – all including an excellent breakfast.


  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Wifi

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  • Boutique
  • Exclusive hire
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Seaside
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Waterside

Getting There

Coming from London on the A299, take the Whitstable exit and follow Borstal Hill down towards the town centre. At the bottom of the first hill – where Borstal Hill becomes Canterbury Rd – make a left onto Joy Lane (by a bus shelter) and follow this into Seasalter, where it turns away from the sea and becomes Faversham Rd. It shortly turns back towards the sea and reaches Driftwood Beach House on the left, just after the Alberta Holiday Park. 


Open all year.

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