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Herne Bay Museum, logo
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8 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EJ, Tel: 01227 367368, Email, www.canterbury-museums.co.uk

This coastal museum features the story of the Victorian seaside resort of Herne Bay and its surrounding area, with exciting finds from nearby Reculver Roman Fort.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Curtis Wood
Green Flag Award

Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TZ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email

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 cultural trail

William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EQ, Tel: 01227 868515, www.hernebayculturaltrail.co.uk/

An opportunity to find the historical and general places of interest in the town with this walking cutural trail. Start at the historical mural in William Street and finish at Herne Bay Railway Station. For more information see the website.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Oyster Bay Trail

Reculver to Swalecliffe, CT6 6ST, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/cycling/find-a-cycle-route-or-centre/cycle-rides-oyster-bay-trail

Cycle Route: Reculver to Swalecliffe

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.

 
 
 
Herne Bay Mini Golf Club

iFun @ Sundancers, 136 - 145 Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 8SS, Tel: 01227 375098, Email, www.ifunatsandancers.co.uk

Herne Bay Mini Golf is an 18 hole course right on Herne Bay's seafront, just 3 minutes walk from the Pier. It is a great family activity and suitable for all ages and abilities.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Herne Bay Clock Tower cr Paul Spree

Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5LU, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

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

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Herne Bay Pier

Pier Avenue, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 8PD, Tel:

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.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay Station (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Herne Bay Cycle Hire
Beautiful South Awards Silver

Pier Approach, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JN, Tel: 01227 388058, Email, www.kentcyclehire.com

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.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay Station (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Reculver Beach, Image courtesy of English Heritage

Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SU, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, 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 2014.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Herne Bay Central Beach

Western Esplanade to Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 8RG, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, 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.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Herne Bay Memorial Park areial view

Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5DD, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/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 (0.5 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Herne Bay beach

Seafront, Herne Bay, CT6 8SS, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, 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.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Reculver Towers and Roman Fort
Green Tourism Silver AwardGreen Flag Award

Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, Tel: 01227 740676, Email

The twin towers of St Mary's Church are a distinctive feature of the north Kent coast. They are visible for miles around, guiding visitors as they have guided sailors for centuries. But there is much more to Reculver than the towers...

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Herne Bay Hippodrome

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Herne Bay Hippodrome, exterior

Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5BQ, Tel: 01227 366 299

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay Station (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 

Herne Bay Ladies Cycling Club

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Herne Bay Ladies Cycling Club

Herne Bay, Kent, CT6, Tel:

 
 
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