"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Herne Bay

Herne Bay is a seaside town in Kent, South East England, with a population of 38,563. On the south coast of the Thames Estuary, it is 7 miles (11 km) north of Canterbury and 5 miles (8 km) east of Whitstable. It neighbours the ancient villages of Herne and Reculver and is part of the City of Canterbury local government district. Herne Bay's seafront is home to the world's first freestanding purpose-built Clock Tower, built in 1837; until 1978, the town had the second-longest pier in the United Kingdom.

The town began as a small shipping community, receiving goods and passengers from London en route to Canterbury and Dover. The town rose to prominence as a seaside resort during the early 19th century after the building of a pleasure pier and promenade by a group of London investors, and reached its heyday in the late Victorian era. Its popularity as a holiday destination has declined over the past decades, due to the increase in foreign travel and regular flooding that has prevented the town's redevelopment.

Local authority: Kent County Council

OS Grid Reference: TR179680

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Things to see and do in and around Herne Bay

  • Herne Bay Hippodrome
  • Herons Leisure Pool
  • Herne Bay Museum and Gallery
  • Memorial Park
  • ifun at Sandancers
  • Wildwood
  • Reculver Towers and Roman Fort
  • Snappys Adventure Play
  • Snappy's Children's Indoor Adventure Play Centre
  • Lazer Rush
  • MFA Bowl Whitstable
  • Grove Ferry River Trips
  • Whitstable Museum and Gallery

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

Forecast for Thursday 23 March

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
E
Pressure 1012
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
E
Pressure 1015
Humidity 79%
UV Index
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12:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
ENE
Pressure 1015
Humidity 74%
UV Index
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15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
NE
Pressure 1016
Humidity 79%
UV Index
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18:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
NE
Pressure 1017
Humidity 83%
UV Index
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21:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
ENE
Pressure 1020
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
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