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Pier Avenue, Herne Bay, CT6 8PD
Herne Bay Pier was originally the second longest pier in the country, extending 1147m into the sea to receive visiting passenger steamers. Today the pier is now open to visitors as a leisure and events space.
Starts in William Street (car park), Herne Bay, CT6 5EW, www.hernebayculturaltrail.co.uk/
An opportunity to find the historical and general places of interest in the town with this walking cultural trail. Start at the historical mural in William Street and finish at Herne Bay Railway Station.
12 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EJ, Tel: 01227 367368, www.theseasidemuseumhernebay.org/
From Dambusters to Floods, Piers to Punch & Judy, the delightful Seaside Museum, Herne Bay has plenty of surprises under one roof.
Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers - for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the coastline between Whitstable and Reculver or inland towards Canterbury.
Herne Bay, CT6 6SU, explorekent.org/activities/reculver-walk
Enjoy the sights and sounds to be experienced along one of the most rapidly changing stretches of the Kent coastline. Head through Reculver Country Park along the famous Saxon Shore Way and back alongside the strand.
Reculver to Swalecliffe, CT6 6ST, explorekent.org/activities/oyster-bay-trail
If you enjoy great sea views, big skies and historic landscapes then visit the seven mile long Oyster Bay Trail. The route is mostly flat surfaced paths between Swalecliff and Reculver.
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.
Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SU, Tel: 01227 862162, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast
Reculver's shingle beach is a haven for those looking for a peaceful hideaway in the rural setting of the Reculver Country Park, where people come to relax and admire the stunning Kent coastline. Seaside Award 2016.
Seafront, Herne Bay, CT6 8SS, Tel: 01227 862162, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast
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.
Western Esplanade to Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 8RG, Tel: 01227 862162, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast
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 2016.
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.
Blean, Herne Bay, CT6 7NZ, explorekent.org/activities/blean-wildart-trail-walk-kent-wildlife-trust
The Wildart Trail highlights and celebrates features of the native woods, a walk of discovery through different habitats within a beautiful ancient woodland setting.
Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JP
Facing Telford Terrace is a quasi Victorian sunken garden, erected to celebrate the twinning of Waltrop and Herne Bay.
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.
Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5BQ, Tel: 01227 366299
Herne Bay Hippodrome is an indoor adventure play ground for children with slides, ball pools, swing balls and lots more. The play areas are suitable for under 2's, under 5's and over 5's. The Hippodrome is suitable for children's parties.