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Herne Bay

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.

Accommodation in Herne Bay

  • Canterbury   (3.7 miles from the centre of Herne Bay)
    Sleeps 8
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    £720
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 8
     
    Beautifully converted Kent holiday cottage in Chislet with lovely garden, games room & country views. 3 bedrooms, 3 bath/ shower rooms, parking. 7 miles to Canterbury.
     
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  • Whitstable   (2.3 miles from the centre of Herne Bay)
    Sleeps 10
    Prices from
    £59
    3 night Caravan Break. Sleep 6-10
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 335 reviews
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    Fabulous seafront holiday park between Herne Bay & Whitstable, close to Canterbury with outdoor pool, watersports, kids club, entertainment, shop & play area. Caravans Sleep 6-10.
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  • Herne Bay   (0.2 miles from the centre of Herne Bay)
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    £60
    Per room B&B (2 Sharing)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 277 reviews
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    Quality friendly 4* Herne Bay B&B located along the North Kent coast. Families welcome, on-site cafe, full English breakfast. Modern facilities and en-suite.
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