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Herne Bay

National Rail | station code HNB

Kent Offers & Links

Herne Bay is a quiet family seaside resort with a promenade, bandstand, clocktower and short pier. The sand and shingle beach is ¾ mile from the station. Neptune's Arm is a breakwater with a viewing platform at its end. A statue on the promenade commemorates the aviator Amy Johnson who died when her plane crashed into the sea near Herne Bay in 1941. Herne Bay PlusBus tickets are valid within the Herne Bay and Whitstable urban area.

Herne Bay Kent

Seaside Museum ¾ mile

The history of Herne Bay including its Dambuster connections, the town's piers and seaside holidays. Fossils, stone tools, hands-on discovery area, art gallery with exhibitions programme.
Open TWThFS 1100-1600 (1500 Nov-Mar).

Wildwood by bus

Animals from the British countryside in their natural setting, ancient woodland. Animals include badgers, deer, foxes, otters, pine marten, red squirrels, wild cats and wolves. Adventure play area. Restaurant and picnic area.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (1600 Nov-Mar).
Bus 'Triangle' from Rail Station to opposite entrance, 20 minutes journey, daily, mostly every 20 minutes. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Sturry.

Herne Bay map

Reculver Country Park & Towers EH 4 mile coastal walk

The ruined towers of the Saxon church are a landmark which can be seen from Herne Bay (and from the train between Herne Bay and Birchington-on-Sea. The cliff-top Country Park is mostly grassland with wildflowers, butterflies and other wildlife, plus woodland around Bishopstone Glen.
Open Country Park & Towers (external viewing) at all times.

Reculver map