Herne Bay, Kent

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The town of Herne Bay rose to prominence as a seaside resort during the early 19th century after the building of a pleasure pier and promenade, the town reaching its heyday in the late Victorian era.

Herne Bay's seafront is home to the world's first freestanding purpose-built clock tower, built in 1837, and also features a Victorian bandstand and gardens, a pier and typical seaside amusements. Further up the esplanade are beach huts and a shingle beach. Watersports are popular with jetskis and windsurfing. There are also sailing, rowing and yachting clubs.

Out to sea is the Kentish Flats off-shore wind farm.


Herne Bay Map

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About Kent

Herne Bay is located in the county of Kent. Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', but also boasts many miles of coastline stretching round from the Thames estuary to East Sussex. The coast line includes the famous white cliffs of Dover.


Herne Bay blog news

Blog entries

Bexhill Sea Angling Festival
Aug 7, 2013
New website launched
Jul 8, 2013
Top 5 Coastal Breaks
December 12, 2011


Herne Bay attractions, places to stay, and things to do

Western Esplanade

Stony beach, with lots of interest including the colourful beach huts, views of ...

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The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn, historic pub restaurant serving traditional pub food

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Reculver Country Park

Reculver Country Park covers a strip of cliffs and shoreline between Herne bay a...

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Herne Bay Western Esplanade panoramaReculver Towers

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