Whitstable is Your Oyster
If you happen to live in London, Whitstable is another reason to be cheerful, says Janice. "The pearl of north Kent is just a crab and a winkle away and, for a small town, it has an embarrassment of places in which to eat and drink." She recommends staying in a fisherman's hut - "light and airy, a real tonic for city folk needing a breath of the sea".
Rates start from £100 per two-person hut (01227 280280; www.hotelcontinental.co.uk)