"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 Wednesday 13 December

06:00


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
W
Pressure 1001
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 999
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 87%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 995
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 31%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
W
Pressure 994
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 993
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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