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Top Picks for Coastal Accommodation

Stay in the Bay

Hello Herne Bay’s top six recommendations for unique places to stay in the bay to stretch that day trip into a leisurely short break!

We all know Herne Bay’s seafront is well worth a day trip with its glistening beaches, classic promenade, and historic pier, but with so much more to discover and do around the town, why not stay a little while longer…?

From classy, contemporary cabins to unique fisherman’s cottages to luxury pads with panoramic views, Herne Bay’s growing accommodation offer has something for everyone.

We’ve pulled together our top picks for overnight stays in the bay, to help you plan your ultimate coastal retreat this Autumn, so why not stay a while…


Art and inspiration at The Little Ship 

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This small but perfectly formed retreat is brand-new and can be found in the heart of Herne Bay behind local artist Jo Oakley’s gallery ‘She Rose.’

A true gem of a getaway, it’s bursting at the seams with art, stunning décor, attention to detail and quirky features.

With breakfast included and a pretty courtyard to relax in, this charming miniature house offers a truly unique experience for a couple or friends wanting to explore the beautiful coastline, creative cultural scene and vibrant town.



A romantic stay in the heart of Herne Bay at Little Charles Lodge 

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This peaceful and contemporary one-bedroom cabin is tucked away in a delightful, gated courtyard, just off the main high street and minutes from the beautiful beach.

With so many restaurants, bars, attractions, and shops also in walking distance, it’s the ideal base to explore all that Herne Bay has to offer.

Perfect for a couple looking for a peaceful break or romantic getaway, the cabin is luxuriously furnished, light and airy with lots of thoughtful details and touches.

Think exploring by day, and stunning sunset walks after a crisp glass of wine in the private courtyard by night. Bliss!



Panoramic sea views and a touch of luxury at Bellevue By The Bay 

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Indulge in pure luxury and breath-taking sea views at Bellevue by the Bay, a large two-bedroom home blending stunning period features with modern comforts.

Take in the panoramic vista through the giant bay windows in the stylish living space, or on the gorgeous beach-facing balcony with your morning coffee.

In the winter, why not cosy up in front of the roaring marble fireplace with a glass of red and watch the waves crashing on the shore?

With Victorian period features, a high spec kitchen, luxuriously finished décor, modern amenities and spacious living spaces, this high-end pad can sleep up to four, and promises to deliver an exceptional stay and unforgettable experience.



Quirky, snug and comfortable - cozy up The Nook

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Expect spectacular sea views, quirky details, and excellent hospitality at this charming original fisherman’s cottage in the bay.

Situated right on the seafront, with a veranda to enjoy the epic seascapes and skylines, it’s the perfect for beach lovers, adventurers, and sun seekers alike.

The welcoming owner encourages guests to bring bikes, boards and dogs and provides a welcome breakfast basket, toiletries, towels - and an all-important bottle of wine chilling in the fridge, ready for your arrival!

With fun extra details like a hot open-air shower, and an outdoor kitchen and BBQ, the cottage lends itself to a peaceful, back-to-nature retreat, wellness weekend or an active adventure!



Family life , made easy at The Seabreeze 

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The Seabreeze is another fisherman’s cottage that has been lovingly renovated to deliver a fabulous family stay in the bay.

The newly landscaped garden is a real sun trap, with a raised decked area for al fresco dining and watching the kids play.

Designed open plan for family living, with two generous bedrooms, plus an additional sofa bed, and all the modern amenities you’d expect, it’s convenient, comfortable and contemporary.

WiFi, toiletries, a Smart TV and that all important Nespresso machine are all included. Just a stone’s throw from the beach, pier and amusements, you’ll never be short of activities and attractions to entertain the children.

Why not challenge the family to a sandcastle competition or a round of mini golf before exploring the seaside fun on the pier?

In the heart of the bustling town, this seaside stay will deliver a convenient, hassle-free stay so all that’s left is for you to make your magic family memories!



Be our guest! Rest easy at The Aqua Bay and The Evening Tide

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If you’re looking for a more traditional B&B experience with delicious breakfasts, seafront locations and a range of comfortable single, double and family rooms, then Herne Bay has a range of classic guest houses that really deliver.

The Aqua Bay offers the use of a sea terrace, whilst the Evening Tide has a pretty garden for guests to enjoy.

Both with spectacular sea views and in walking distance of main high street, either would provide a brilliant base for exploring the town.



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