Stroll down the Pier, head to the museum and enjoy the seaside views
Trains to Herne Bay
Herne Bay, well worth a visit for its miles of coastal paths, areas of outstanding natural beauty, wide-open vistas and award-winning beaches. The town holds onto its traditional seaside fun with a pier, mini-golf and promenade coupled with a vibrant town and many independent traders. It’s a huge draw for families and sea lovers alike.
Getting here: High speed trains from St Pancras International to Herne Bay take around 1 hour 20 minutes. The station is a 20 minute walk from the beach.
Things to do in Herne Bay...
Oyster Bay Trail
Herne Bay is located in the middle of the Oyster Bay Trail which stretches 6.7 miles from Reculver to Swalecliffe. Walk or cycle this coastal route, taking in stunning panoramic sea views, woodland and grassland. Either start or finish at Reculver where you’ll find the historic Reculver Towers.
Reculver Country Park & Towers
Discover the ruins of the Roman fort and the majestic Reculver Towers that dominate the skyline along the Saxon Shore Way, acting as a navigation marker for ships at sea. The site later became a monastery and then became the parish church. The towers are set in Reculver Country Park, a coastal habitat teeming with wildlife and plants.
From Dambusters to floods, piers to Punch and Judy, the Seaside Museum has plenty of surprises under one roof. Displays include local paintings, prints and photos, prehistoric straight tusked elephant tusks and fossils from local beaches, coastal wildlife and a Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb prototypes from World War Two. With a rolling programme of exhibitions and events there is always something new to see and do.
Alice and the Hatter
Fancy a fun foodie experience whilst you visit the seaside? Go to Alice and the Hatter for a themed afternoon tea. This unique experience, with delicious sandwiches, cakes and drinks inspired by Alice and Wonderland, is served in a tea room with a difference featuring themed wall art, a chequered floor, throne chairs and tea cup stools! Image credit: www.aliceandhatter.co.uk
Herne Bay Paddle Co.
Try something new on your trip and try Stand up paddle boarding. Try private lessons, group lessons or coastal guided tours as you explore the local coastline. Whether you are a complete beginner looking to have your first introduction to the sport or are an experienced paddler looking to explore the coastline, they have it covered.