Herne Bay offers a combination of relaxation and fun, with great award-winning beaches lined with brightly coloured beach huts, reflecting the great character of this tranquil seaside town.


Eleonora and I during our first trip in UK, stayed in Canterbury but visited a lot of nice towns in Kent area via bus.

From Canterbury bus station you can buy a ticket to Herne Bay , visit: “StageCoach website” to have all the updated info and timetable.

To get into Herne Bay from Canterbury is very easy, as there are a lot of buses going back and for during the day, and the trip it takes less than 30 minutes.


Herne Bay in Canterbury district is a traditional, friendly seaside town on the north Kent coast, perfect for families and fun days out. Only seven miles from Canterbury, with two miles of splendid coastline offering seaside favorites such as, ice cream parlous, cafés and friendly local pubs.



The Pier: Herne Bay Pier was originally the second longest pier in the country, extending 1147m into the sea to receive visiting passenger steamers.

I found the Herne Bay pier a real and traditional one. The Pier has been worked on an updated to make it feel like it’s 1960 – it’s brilliant. It’s modern and retro at the same time with a lot of small boutique type traders and a fabulous traditional fairground.



Herne Bay – The Pier


The Herne Bay Clock Tower: In the spring and summer months Herne Bay’s seafront beauty is enhanced by gardens, which bring floral colour for visitors who pass the Herne Bay Clock Tower.

I would say that this little town is most populated in summer, if you like to have people around, shops open all time and buzz pubs and cafè, in autumn or winter this town can be a bit desolated, however if you just love the idea to walk along the sea, enjoy small places still open and few people around, well Herne Bay is your place to be visited any time during the year.


Herne Bay Central Beach: is another nice pebble beach, a popular bathing area for families with amusements and amenities nearby, and quaint and colourful beach huts to the western end of the seafront between Herne Bay pier and Hampton pier.

I found this little beach, very clean and well kept together, toilets nearby and people are lovely, the whole beach all in all is quiet clean and no litter around.



Herne Bay


To end the visit of Herne Bay why not explore a pedestrian-friendly shopping centre environment, just off the seafront offering plenty of places to stop off, shop and relax, with an array of independent shops and places to eat.


You can spend half day in Herne bay and then take the bus to visit the near WILDWOOD park


I can provide you with tips to organize a perfect day out in this area contact me at: info@travelatbreakfast.com

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