Herne Bay is a quiet family seaside resort with a promenade, bandstand and short pier. The sand and shingle beach is ¾ mile from the station. The Saxon Shore Way passes through Herne Bay. Herne Bay PlusBus tickets are valid within the Herne Bay and Whitstable urban area.
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.
Tel. 01227 367368.
Open TWThFSSu 1100-1600 (1500 Nov-Mar).
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.
Tel. 01227 712111.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (1600 Nov-Mar).
Bus 'Triangle' from Rail Station to opposite entrance, 20 minutes journey, daily, mostly every 15 minutes. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Sturry.
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.