Whitstable Charity Shop

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About us

Address: 44 - 45 Harbour Street, Whitstable. CT5 1AH

Telephone: 01227 266175

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday: 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 4.30pm 
  • Thursday: 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Our staff and volunteers are all local to the area (some have been here their entire lives) and are always excited to talk to you about the local community.

Our Whitstable store has a large selection of women's and men's clothing, children's clothes and toys, bric-a-brac, and books.

Items we accept

We welcome good quality donations of:

  • Women's, men's, and children's clothing
  • Bags and shoes
  • Jewellery
  • Bric-a-brac, crockery, and glassware
  • Small furniture items (eg coffee tables)
  • Electrical goods
  • Toys
  • Board games
  • Vinyl/Records, CDs, and musical instruments
  • Books and DVDs

Items we cannot accept

We really appreciate your donations, but unfortunately, we can't accept everything. For ethical reasons and legal compliance, we can't accept the following items:

  • Large items of furniture
  • Damaged/unsafe furniture
  • Soft furnishings or upholstered furniture without fire safety labels
  • Toys without a CE or UKCA mark
  • Weapons (including sharp blades, razors, or scissors)
  • Gas bottles or items that need gas
  • Faulty electricals or items without a plug
  • Broken or incomplete items
  • Computer hard drives
  • Machinery without instructions
  • Any goods which might infringe copyright law (such as counterfeit CDs/DVDs/designer goods)
  • Bicycles in poor condition
  • Real fur or ivory
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Food and drink or alcohol
  • Open or part-used cosmetics, perfume, or toiletries
  • Children's car seats or booster seats
  • Sunbeds or tanning equipment

If you have an item to donate and aren't sure if we're able to accept it, please call our shop on 01227 266175.

Getting here

You'll find our shop on Harbour Street, a row of independent shops off the main high street. 

By bus

There's a bus stop directly outside with links to nearby towns Canterbury and Horne Bay.

By train

Whitstable train station is just a ten-minute walk away from the shop.

By car

We don't have a dedicated car park, but there is on-street parking available opposite the shop. Victoria Street car park is located just behind our store, and there are plenty more car parks within a 5-minute walk.


Our shop is wheelchair accessible.