The Beach Guide

Herne Bay East Beach

Herne Bay East Beach - Kent

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Herne Bay is a quintessential English seaside resort with a pier, a promenade and a Victorian bandstand. There are plenty of good facilities to be found here including some excellent seafood restaurants.

East of the town, beyond the breakwater known as Neptune's arm, a short drive east will bring the visitor to The King's Hall. It is possible to park close by, and the stretch of coast between The King's Hall and Reculver is a good spot to come for long walks. It is also quite popular with kayakers, boaters and crabbers.

The beach itself is mainly shingle, and a number of groynes stretch out into the sea. Herne Bay east beach is backed by a sea wall and behind that, grassy slopes, known as The Downs are criss-crossed with a number of footpaths. This area is a haven for birdlife and has been designated a Special Protection Area for birds.

From the beach, the cliffs and romantic ruins of Reculver Castle can be seen.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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Activities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Beach hut hire

    Nearest town

    Herne Bay

    Postcode

    CT6 6BA

    OS grid ref.

    TR 1850 6846

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating

    Awards

    Quality Coast Award

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