Herne Bay

Love every second of Herne Bay - a traditional, friendly seaside town on the north Kent coast, perfect for families and fun days out. Only seven miles from the historic city of Canterbury, with two miles of splendid coastline offering seaside favourites such as candyfloss, ice cream parlous, cafés and friendly local pubs. Herne Bay offers a combination of relaxation and fun, with great award-winning beaches lined with brightly coloured beach huts, reflecting the great character of this tranquil seaside town.

Herne Bay Events

You'll find plenty of things to do and there's something for everyone. Enjoy seaside picnics with friends and family. Enjoy the coastline, nature and wildlife on walking and cycling trails through the coastal park or visit some of the historic attractions, museums and art galleries along the cultural trail. Summer is packed full of popular events and festivals that celebrate Herne Bay's identity and for water sport enthusiasts the clean waters are perfect for sailing and jet-skiing.

A pedestrian-friendly shopping centre environment is just off the seafront offering plenty of places to stop off, shop and relax, with an array of independent shops and places to eat.

walkers at Reculver Country Park in Herne Bay

Walking and Cycling

There is no better way to explore the delights of the coast than by bicycle or on foot.

Walking and Cycling

scone and a cup of tea in a cafe in Herne Bay

Dining Out 

Wondering where to dine out in Herne Bay? Browse our selection of restaurants.

Dining Out

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Where to Park

Find out more about where to park in Herne Bay

Where to Park

Coastal Guide 2016/17

Herne Bay and Whitstable Coastal Guide front cover 2016/17

Download the latest Coastal Guide for Herne Bay and Whitstable.


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