Whitstable - Herne Bay Coast Guide 

Whitstable is known world-wide for its oysters but this is only part of the town's maritime story which stretches back to Roman times and up to the present day. There is still a thriving fishing industry at this small Kent town and it has plenty of seafood restaurants in which to try some of the most recent catch.

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Whitstable BeachFor details of  Whitstable Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and to visit Attractions. Go to Whitstable Hotels, Guest houses and Cottages

There is a nice shingle beach at the town which is part owned by the local oyster company.  Look out for The Neptune pub which is right on the beach, so you can watch the kids make sandcastles while you enjoy a pint and an oyster or two!



Herne Bay

Herne Bay BeachHerne Bay, just north of Canterbury, has attractive seafront gardens with a distinctive clock tower and bandstand, home to free concerts in the summer. The town's story, including the fate of its famous pier, is told at the local museum. Built as a resort by the Victorians, Herne Bay still offers the same pleasures to today's visitors; - a long open shingle beach with a promenade and bracing sea air to dispel the smoke and fumes of the city.  It is popular destination for day trips for Londoners. There are good road and rail links to the capital.



Nearby places to visit

Canterbury Cathedral

Mount Ephraim Gardens - Staple St, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent ME13 9TX Phone: 01227 751496

Howletts Wild Animal Park - Bekesbourne Rd, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, Kent CT4 5EL Phone: 01227 721286

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Cliff and coast walkingWhether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the  chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast. There is a wide selection of activities that can be found on our coastline - these range from a gentle stroll to the next bay, to swimming and snorkelling, to more energetic activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. See Activities section.


Attractions - see listings pages

national lobster hatchery padstowA huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages. 

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Beach PubPubs, restaurants and shopping guide

The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....

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