Herne Bay Local Attractions

 

Herne Bay is a wonderful coastal town whose beaches and beach huts are a local attraction in their own right; however, Herne Bay is also an historical town with many other attractions...

 

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Bay Art Gallery


47a William Street,Herne Bay, Kent
CT6 5NR
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The Bay Art Gallery (BAG), a popular venue among artists and art lovers alike. The BAG is the only independent contemporary art gallery in Herne Bay that gives you the opportunity to view, and purchase original artwork by local and visiting artists. The Gallery is also available for hire at a nominal rate to artists for their own exhibitions. Located in the centre of Herne Bay. Admission is completely free.

 

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Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am

 

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FREE entry

 

Clocktower


Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent

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The present town was founded in the early nineteen hundreds by London speculators who noting the unspoilt charm of the Bay planned a new resort to be named St Augustine's.However, the name did not catch on and it continued to be known as Herne Bay after the nearby village. It was during this period that a wealthy London lady gave the town its distinctive 80ft Clock Tower.
The first pier was erected in 1832 and by 1834 steamboats were using it to land over 40,000 visitors each year to the resort. What had once been the haunt of smugglers, had grown into a fashionable Victorian resort with all the attendant features of bathing machines and assembly rooms.

 

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Hampton Pier Sailing Club


Herne Bay, Kent

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Situated in the lively coastal resort of Herne Bay, Hampton Pier Yacht Club offers every facility for the keen dinghy sailor. With a full programme of Club Racing, cruising and fun sailing, members of all ages and abilities take every advantage to sail in the open waters close by the old stone pier at Hampton.
A varied social programme and a well stocked bar ensure the friendly club atomosphere remains when sailing has finished for the day.
Close to free car parking, the modern clubhouse on the beach boasts everything needed for the comfort of sailors and spectators alike.
Ample dinghy parking and a gently shelving beach make launching easy whilst an electric winch and concrete ramp make recovering even the largest dinghies just as simple.

 

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If you have any enquiries please email info@hpyc.org.uk
HAMPTON PIER YACHT CLUB SPA ESPLANADE HERNE BAY KENT CT6 8EP ENGLAND
Telephone 01227 364749
(Leave a message and you'll be called back)

 

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Herne Bay Amateur Rowing Club


Herne Bay, Kent

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Herne Bay Amateur Rowing Club is on the North Kent coast and competes in the CARA regattas throughout the summer season. We are the 2006 CARA Junior champions and runners up in the Mens and Ladies Senior events. Last season we won both the Bideford Bowl and the Pompey Grand - coastal rowing's top two trophies.

 

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We always welcome new members, so why not try it out. The rowing club offers a healthy, safe club and has a youth protection officer and a well stocked Bar for older members. Call in to the club on a Sunday lunch time to talk about rowing to one of the current members. Wednesday night is novice night, starting around 6-6.30pm at the club. For more information phone: Helen Bannister (club captain) for information on rowing with Herne Bay (01227) 367742. Guy Addington (club safety officer) for general information on (01843) 291001.

 

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FREE entry

 

Herne Bay Angling Association


59 Central Parade,Herne Bay, Kent
CT6 5JD
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The Herne Bay Angling Association welcomes new members. Our headquarters are situated on the seafront overlooking Neptune's Arm.
Visiting anglers and their families area welcome.

 

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Licenced Bar

 

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Normal licensing hours
For more information tel; 01227 362127

 

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Herne Bay Cultural Trail


Herne Bay, Kent
CT6
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The Herne Bay Cultural Trail is a step by step trip through the history of Herne Bay from the bronze-age through to the modern day.

 

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See the historical, famous faces and postcard from Herne Bay murals. The statue of Sir Barnes Wallis and thirteen other key attractions.

 

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The Cultural Trail is open throughout the year,7 days a week

 

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FREE entry

 

Herne Bay In Bloom


Herne Bay, Kent

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See the wonderful seafront gardens which is part of Herne Bay in Bloom. Herne Bay is being entered into the South and South East Britain in Bloom competition and won GOLD for 2011. We are looking for local residents, businesses, schools and community groups to helps us with the campaign.

 

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Tel: 01227 862 205 for more information

 

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Herne Bay Mini History


Herne Bay, Kent

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The present town was founded in the early nineteen hundreds by London speculators who noting the unspoilt charm of the Bay planned a new resort to be named St Augustine's.However, the name did not catch on and it continued to be known as Herne Bay after the nearby village. It was during this period that a wealthy London lady gave the town its distinctive 80ft Clock Tower. The first pier was erected in 1832 and by 1834 steamboats were using it to land over 40,000 visitors each year to the resort. What had once been the haunt of smugglers, had grown into a fashionable Victorian resort with all the attendant features of bathing machines and assembly rooms. From the Bay one can see, to the east, the twin towers of St Mary's Church at Reculver, which mark the location of Reculver Country Park. In World War II the bouncing bomb, invented by Barnes Wallis for the Dambusters, was tested off the shore near here. One of the prototype bombs, recently recovered from the beach at Reculver, may be seen in the Herne Bay Museum. For centuries the towers have been an invaluable navigational aid, and when the rest of 12th century church was demolished the demand for the towers to remain was so great that they were preserved. The towers, the foundations of the earlier Saxon church mentioned in the Domesday book and the Roman fort of Reculver (Regulbium), are all situated in Reculver Country Park. The park is a renowned spot for watching migrating birds and has an information centre telling the story of the geology, history and wildlife of this stretch of coastline. Interesting coastal walks, along the Wantsum Channel are signed from here. Inland is the nearby Saxon village of Herne, which is home to a traditional Kentish smock windmill built in the late 18th century. The village is associated with smuggling and the 14th century church of St Martin's is the final resting place of Midshipman Snow, killed by a gang of smugglers in the bay. St Martin's Church is also where the Te Deum was first sung in English.

 

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Herne Bay Museum


Herne Bay, Kent
CT6 5EJ
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This bright and modern museum highlights the history of the Victorian seaside resort of Herne Bay and its surrounding area. Themes include seaside holidays and attractions, the town's piers and the development of the resort. Find out about the town's famous clock tower (once the tallest in the country) and have your photo taken through a traditional seaside Aunt Sally! Exciting finds from the nearby Roman fort and Saxon church of Reculver are also on display, as are important fossils from the local area, including mammoth tusks. Fossilised sharks teeth can be discovered by searching through a hands-on sorting tray, a very popular activity with children. Also on display is a prototype of the famous Barnes Wallis bouncing bomb from the Second World War. These weapons used in the historic Dambuster raids were tested off Reculver. Find out more in the Dambuster audio-visual.

 

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The art gallery has a regularly changing temporary exhibitions programme featuring both touring exhibitions and local artists

 

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Open: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm. Also Sundays in July and August 1pm - 4pm. Closed on Good Friday and part of Christmas week 12 William Street Herne Bay Tel: + 44 (0)1227 367 368 Email: museums@canterbury.gov.uk

 

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FREE entry

 

Herne Bay Sailing Club


Herne Bay, Kent
CT6 6BA
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A Friendly, Family Sailing Club? Superb Sailing Water? Training Facilities? A Club that encourages The Kids? Or Even A Superb Venue for an Open Meeting Or National Championship? You’ve Found Us! Please take a look around our site and see for yourself that maybe we are THE club in the South-East for you and your Family. And, if your Class Association is looking for a great venue - try us!

 

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If you’d like to know more, please e-mail us or write to: Hon Secretary, HBSC, Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6HW www.hernebaysailingclub.co.uk

 

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N.B. We believe the information on this page to be correct at time of publication. However, please contact the venue to confirm details before attending to avoid disappointment.

 

 

 


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