Herne Bay is a seaside town in Kent, South East England, with a population of 38,563. On the south coast of the Thames Estuary, it is 7 miles (11 km) north of Canterbury and 5 miles (8 km) east of Whitstable. It neighbours the ancient villages of Herne and Reculver and is part of the City of Canterbury local government district. Herne Bay's seafront is home to the world's first freestanding purpose-built Clock Tower, built in 1837; until 1978, the town had the second-longest pier in the United Kingdom.
The town began as a small shipping community, receiving goods and passengers from London en route to Canterbury and Dover. The town rose to prominence as a seaside resort during the early 19th century after the building of a pleasure pier and promenade by a group of London investors, and reached its heyday in the late Victorian era. Its popularity as a holiday destination has declined over the past decades, due to the increase in foreign travel and regular flooding that has prevented the town's redevelopment.
Local authority: Kent County Council
OS Grid Reference: TR179680
Herne Bay District Office
Phone 01227 378 100
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With free parking and family-friendly air-conditioned rooms, the Premier Inn Herne Bay has an on-site Table Table restaurant. Some rooms can take 2 adults and up to 2 children (under 16 years). Details...
Around 7 miles from Canterbury city centre, Millview B&B offers high-quality accommodation for up to 4 in its cosy log cabins. With free Wi-Fi and parking, this Kentish retreat is just 15 minutes’ drive from the popular coastal town of Whitstable. Details...
The Westgrange House Bed & Breakfast offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking, and features en suite rooms overlooking the Kentish countryside. Herne Bay’s seafront can be reached in a 10-minute drive. Details...
Sitting on the Tankerton Cliffs and overlooking the Thames Estuary, The Marine boasts an à-la-carte restaurant and a bar, and offers spacious rooms with stylish décor and free WiFi access throughout. Details...
Hillview is located in Whitstable, an 8-minute drive from the harbour. The bed and breakfast offers free WiFi and parking. The accommodation is situated next to pastoral fields, and guests can enjoy the garden. Details...
Just across the road from the beach, Hotel Continental offers well-appointed rooms around 10 minutes’ walk from Whitstable’s characterful town centre. Details...
Whitemantle is a detached cottage in Herne Bay, just three minutes' walk from the shingle beach. The cottage has a ground floor twin room which can be offered as a super king-size double on request. Upstairs is a double with en-suite shower room, and two further doubles. Details...
32 Lower Herne Road is a semi detached bungalow in the village of Herne near Herne Bay in Kent. The cottage sleeps five people and has two double bedrooms and one single plus a family bathroom. Details...
Situated in the quiet village of Herne, near Herne Bay is the lovely cottage of The Old Dairy. This former dairy is all on the ground floor and offers welcoming accommodation, which is perfect for couples. Details...
Home Farm House is a delightful 18th century cottage in the heart of the Kent countryside. This lovely Marshside cottage, near Herne Bay, can sleep five people and has a king-size double bedroom, a family room with an en-suite basin and WC, a ground floor bathroom, a ground floor shower room, a kitchen, a utility and a sitting room with a woodburner and a dining area. Details...
5 Forge Cottages is a character semi-detached cottage situated in the small rural hamlet of Marshside, near Herne and Herne Bay in Kent. With three bedrooms, including one double and one single on the first floor and one double on the second floor, this cottage can sleep up to five people. Details...
51 Sydenham Street is a terraced fisherman's cottage in the Kent coastal town of Whitstable. The cottage sleeps six people and has two single bedrooms and two doubles (one with an ensuite) and a family bathroom. Details...