Herne Bay

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly Lifeguard cover weekends & bank holidays May 26 to July 1, daily July 7 to September 2 Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

Herne Bay’s beach sits just to the east of the harbour, which itself features Neptune’s Long Arm (a sea wall) and a pier, with amusements.  The beach is sandy, backed by a promenade with beach huts.  Victorian architecture abounds, as do fish ‘n chip shops.  There’s a lifeguard service from Easter through the summer, so this is a safe beach to swim from.  Often referred to as a quintessentially English seaside resort, Herne Bay has something for every visitor.  Highly recommended.

Autumn season photo gallery


A sense of belonging.


By the Sea Cadet Centre and the Rowing Club in Herne Bay.