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Herne Bay - Central Beach

Herne Bay, Kent

With wooden beach huts a shingle beach and fish and chip shops. this Kent resort is a typical English beach town.

Beach Type



Beach huts
Cafes and fish and chip shops


There is a sailing club

Nature and Wildlife

Nearby Reculver country park is within walking distance.

Water Quality




Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Herne Bay Herne Bay Bandstand Central Parade Herne Bay CT6 5JN Tel: (01227) 361911 [email protected]


Nearest town: Herne Bay
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3717, 1.11956
Postcode: CT6 8RH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Herne Bay is signposted off the A299/M2 Kent coast route or the A291 from Canterbury.

Public Transport

Herne bay has a train station. and the beach is served by local bus services.

Nearest Railway Stations

Herne Bay (About a mile away)
Chestfield & Swalecliffe (Approx. 2 miles away)
Whitstable (Approx. 4 miles away)
Sturry (Approx. 5 miles away)
Canterbury West (Approx. 7 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Herne Bay Memorial Park, Herne Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Beach Street, Herne Bay (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
King's Road, Herne Bay (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
William Street, Herne Bay (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Market Street, Herne Bay (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Neptune, Herne Bay (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Herne Bay Station, Herne Bay (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Chapel Street, Herne Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Hampton Pier, Herne Bay (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Swalecliffe Avenue, Herne Bay (Short stay).
About 1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Herne Bay