"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Herne Bay - Central Beach

The bathing water is a resort beach on the north Kent coast close to Herne Bay town centre. The shingle beach is gently sloping, flattening to a wide expanse of sand and mud that is exposed when the tide retreats. The bathing water contains numerous groynes and is backed by a promenade. To the east is a pier and a harbour breakwater.

Beach type: Shingle/sand

Nearest town: Herne Bay

Local authority: Kent County Council

OS Grid Reference: TR172682

Awards

Green Coast Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Herne Bay - Central Beach

  • ifun at Sandancers (0m)
  • Memorial Park (0m)
  • Herne Bay Museum and Gallery (0m)
  • Herons Leisure Pool (0m)
  • Herne Bay Hippodrome (0m)
  • Wildwood (3m)
  • Reculver Towers and Roman Fort (3m)
  • Snappys Adventure Play (4m)
  • Snappy's Children's Indoor Adventure Play Centre (4m)
  • Lazer Rush (4m)
  • MFA Bowl Whitstable (4m)
  • Whitstable Museum and Gallery (4m)

Tourist Information

Herne Bay
Information Point
Herne Bay District Office
William Street
Kent
England
CT6 5NX

Phone 01227 378 100
Email hernebayinformation@canterbury.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 26 May

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
ESE
Pressure 1022
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
ESE
Pressure 1022
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
E
Pressure 1020
Humidity 58%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
ENE
Pressure 1019
Humidity 64%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
ENE
Pressure 1017
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
ESE
Pressure 1017
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
01:02 BST
(00:02 GMT)
Low Tide
07:26 BST
(06:26 GMT)
High Tide
13:32 BST
(12:32 GMT)
Low Tide
19:56 BST
(18:56 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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

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