Beaches in Herne Bay, Kent

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The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Herne Bay. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Herne Bay (0.5 miles)

    Herne Bay © Andy Potter | BY-SA

    Herne Bay is the quintessential British seaside resort. It has everything from the shingle on the beach to the colourful beach huts all topped of with a selection of fish and chip shops. With a backdrop of grand Victorian architecture and a pier to boot this is the perfect place to prop up the deck…

  • Herne Bay East Beach (0.8 miles)

    Herne Bay East Beach © Nigel Chadwick | BY-SA

    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.…

  • Hampton Beach (1.1 miles)

    Hampton Beach © Marathon | BY-SA

    Hampton in the Herne Bay area, about 4 miles east of Whitstable, is a good example of a regenerated seaside resort - so much so that some locals refer to it as Islington-on-Sea. The main beach here stretches east from Hampton Pier to Herne Bay Pier. The beach, which is lined by pretty-coloured beach huts…

  • Hampton Pier - West Beach (1.3 miles)

    Hampton Pier - West © Stephen Craven | BY-SA

    Hampton-on-Sea is a small seaside settlement close to Herne Bay. The area of beach west of the pier is predominantly shingle, with mud and some patches of sand exposed at low tide. There are a number of groynes and other sea defences- this part of the coastline has been the subject of significant coastal erosion.…

Herne Bay beaches map

Map featuring Herne Bay beaches. Click on pins to view beach details