Herne Bay

The town has a charming pier which is the centrepiece of this traditional seaside town, Herne Bay represents all the charm of the British seaside

Nestled between trendy Whitstable and the Thanet coastline along the northeast coast of Kent, Herne Bay is the quintessential British seaside town, with a stroll along the front taking you to one of only two piers in the county.

Two miles of glorious beach are packed with traditional seaside trappings, perfect for a family day out. You'll find plenty of candy floss stalls, ice cream parlours, friendly cafes, pubs and classic fish n' chip shops along the front, not to mention the beautiful beaches, which create a perfect backdrop to sit and soak up the views.

Better still, you’ll find a visit to Herne Bay puts you right in the centre of the 6.7 mile Oyster Bay trail, where you can pedal up the shore towards the iconic Reculver Towers or across to peaceful Swalecliffe. It has excellent rail links to London and has seen, like many seaside towns, surging demand from people moving from London and other parts of the county close to the sea.