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A popular bathing area for families with amusements and amenities nearby, and quaint and colourful beach huts to the western end of the seafront between Herne Bay pier and Hampton pier. Seaside Award 2014.
If you visit Herne Bay, you'll fall in love with the British seaside all over again. Whether you relax on the beach with a picnic or take a dip in the inviting water, Herne Bay will take you back to the holidays of your childhood.
Whitstable, CT5 1AB, Tel: 01227 274086, www.whitstableharbour.org
This working harbour's activities include fishing, commercial shipping, restaurants, cafés, shellfish & fish sales, sailing barge trips, wind farm operations storage facilities & beach hut rental.
The beach is one of the very few in the country that has a pub on it. With its pebbles and groynes, this unspoilt shoreline will make you reminisce. Choose to swim, stroll or sit and enjoy the stunning sunsets on this popular beach.
Pier Avenue, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 8PD
Today the sports centre has been demolished and the pier is now open to visitors as a leisure and events space.