Family favourite Herne Bay on the North Kent coast is both a classically vintage Victorian seaside resort and a fun family beach holiday with its gentle family friendly beaches, fun packed pier and choice of family restaurants, boat trips and coastal walking. The resort sits just inland from Canterbury, and makes the perfect budget coastal base for exploring Kent's ancient capital and the wider North Kent area.
Things to do in Herne Bay are incredibly varied, from beach lounging and roller skating on Herne Bay Pier to beautiful promenade walks east towards the striking Reculver Roman Fort with its twin towers, visible for miles around, and adjacent Saxon church. Visit Herne Bay's museum and gallery for a selection of exhibits on themes including seaside holidays and enjoy beautiful heritage seaside architecture, gardens and seafront cafe pavilions on beautiful Herne Bay seafront.
Whether you're looking for a fantastic family seaside holiday or a relaxing vintage seaside base with great promenade walks, a magnificent Roman Fort and easy access to Canterbury, then Herne Bay holidays are the perfect choice. Top attractions include seal watching and birdwatching boat trips out to the five mile long Barrow Sands which are incredibly popular with both Grey and Common seals. Herne Bay station also offers direct train links to Central London, Canterbury and Dover. Search and book Herne Bay accommodation online or direct.