The Beach Guide

Herne Bay

Herne Bay - Kent

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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 chair and pop on your knotted hanky.

The beach at Herne Bay is also great for families. There is sheltered bathing behind the breakwater and everything you need close at hand.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


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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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Beach hut hire

    Nearest town

    Herne Bay


    CT6 8RH

    OS grid ref.

    TR 1747 6838

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Quality Coast Award

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