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Herne Bay Clock Tower © Paul Williams

Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5LU, Tel: 01227 363829, Email

In the spring and summer months Herne Bay's seafront beauty is enhanced by gardens, which bring floral colour for visitors who pass the Herne Bay Clock Tower.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Whitstable Museum and Gallery
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998, www.canterbury.co.uk/museums/coastal-museums.aspx

Dive into maritime history and explore the town at Whitstable Museum and Gallery. The fascinating displays give townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.

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  • Rail station: Whistable (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

12 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EJ, Tel: 01227 367368, www.theseasidemuseumhernebay.org/

From Dambusters to Floods, Piers to Punch & Judy, this delightful Museum & Gallery has plenty of surprises under one roof.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Whitstable Castle, exterior
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW, Tel: 01227 281726, Email, www.whitstablecastle.co.uk

Dating back to the 1790's, Whitstable Castle and Gardens has been home to local merchants and dignitaries remaining a landmark attraction throughout its history. It is a 'must see' for everyone visiting the town of Whitstable.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (0.9 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Wildwood, Herne Bay
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Herne Common, Herne Bay, CT6 7LQ, Tel: 01227 712111, Email, www.wildwoodtrust.org

Wildwood Wild Animal Park is a year-round experience for all the family in 40 acres of ancient woodland with over 50 species of British wildlife. Enjoy special events, talks and feeds around the park, adventure playzone and restaurant.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Whitstable Oyster Yawl 'The Favourite'

Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP

Whitstable Oyster Yawl, which is also known as a smack, was built in 1890 by the Whitstable Shipping company and worked until 1944. She can now be viewed between the seawall and Island Wall, about 200m east of the Neptune pub.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Waltrop Gardens, Herne Bay

Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JP

Facing Telford Terrace is a quaisi Victorian sunken garden, erected to celebrate the twinning of Waltrop and Herne Bay.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Tankerton Slopes © Tim Stubbings
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Marine Parade, Whitstable, CT5 2BQ, explorekent.org/activities/tankerton-slopes

Tankerton Slopes, just outside Whitstable, is an area of common land between the town and the seashore. It has brightly coloured beach huts and steep paths that lead down to the beach.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Grove Ferry Picnic Site, Canterbury

Grove Road, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, explorekent.org/activities/grove-ferry-picnic-site

Grove Ferry Picnic Site is an ideal spot to watch the boats drift by and enjoy the wildlife on the river.

 
 
 

Whitstable, CT5 3ER, explorekent.org/activities/clowes-wood/

Clowes Wood is an area of mixed woodland between Canterbury and Whitstable. It has lots of tracks and trails and is well used by walkers, families and cyclists.

 
 
Beacon Hill, Herne Bay © Explore Kent

Herne Bay, CT6 6JP, explorekent.org/activities/beacon-hill-herne-bay/

Beacon Hill in Herne Bay is situated above the shore line and offers a bracing outdoor experience that will blow the cobwebs away! Stunning views of Reculver to the East and the Isle of Sheppey to the west.

 
 
 
Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffith, Natural England

Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, www.gov.uk/government/publications/kents-national-nature-reserves/kents-national-nature-reserves#stodmarsh

Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is a unique and beautiful area of wetland, internationally recognised as an important home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds. Image Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffiths, Natural England

 
 
 
Duncan Down Village Green
Green Flag Award

Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, explorekent.org/activities/duncan-down/

Duncan Down Village Green is the largest open space in Whitstable. Originally earmarked for housing in the 1930s, the land is now protected as a Village Green, providing opportunities for local people to relax and enjoy wildlife.

 
 
 
Reculver Country Park and Towers
Green Tourism Silver AwardGreen Flag AwardTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, Tel: 01227 740676, www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/reculver-visitor-centre-and-country-park

Reculver Country Park and Towers is a unique place, combining undeveloped coast, historic buildings and wildlife interest.

 
 
 
Herne Bay Memorial Park
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Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5RB, explorekent.org/activities/herne-bay-memorial-park/

Herne Bay Memorial Park was originally conceived as a memorial to those that lost their lives in the First World War.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Curtis Wood Park, Herne Bay
Green Flag Award

Herne Bay, CT6 7TY, explorekent.org/activities/curtis-wood-park/

Curtis Wood Park is an informal area of protected open space situated on the outskirts of Herne. The site provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of semi-natural habitats in a relaxed and pleasant setting.

 
 
 
Herne Bay Coastal Park

Herne Bay, CT6 8DR, hernebaycoastalpark.org/

Full of fun activities for everyone, Herne Bay’s Coastal Park features historical buildings, children’s play areas, a rich and diverse natural habitat for plants and wildlife.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Herne Windmill, exterior

Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR, Tel: 01227 687487, www.herne-mill.btik.com

Herne Mill is a Kentish Smock Mill dating from 1789. It is Grade 1 listed, is owned by Kent County Council and cared for by the volunteers of the Friends of Herne Mill.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
 
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