About Herne Bay



Unspoilt and unassuming, Herne Bay relishes its enviable location on the glorious north Kent coast.
With its splendid seafront, beautifully restored bandstand, Victorian heritage, variety of local shops and glorious countryside, Herne Bay presents an unrivalled opportunity to sample the delights of an attractive seaside resort. Even the weather smiles on Herne Bay and it ranks high in national sunshine league tables.
It was a favourite with Victorians who founded the town and came to breathe in the health-giving air or bathe in its invigorating waters. Nowdays with its miles of safe beaches, wide promenade, seafront gardens and restored bandstand, it is enjoying a deserved renaissance.
National awards given by the Environmental Campaigns Group (ENCAMS) reflect the high standards of the local beaches. Central Beach has been granted a Resort Beach Flag for the fifth year and Herne Bay West, Tankerton and Reculver have Rural Beach awards.
There is plenty to enjoy in Herne Bay – from listening to the band on a sunny Sunday afternoon to bargain hunting in the local shops; from a morning’s fishing to an exhilarating day’s sailing, from uncovering history to exploring the coast and countryside.


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