Whitstable and Herne Bay
Whitstable has been called Islington-on-Sea in the past but that is unfair on Whitstable, frankly.
A proper town with a working harbour, loads of independent shops and a lively arts and music scene, Whitstable has a thriving and diverse community.
Herne Bay is just along the coast and here you can find loads of affordable homes by the sea with the added bonus of a proper High Street, swimming pool and cinema. Pick up a decent family home for less than £350K! Warning: Knickerbocker Glories are compulsory at the weekends.