Herne Bay Central Beach

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Herne Bay Central Beach
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Geoff H
Cranbrook, UK12,315 contributions
Sep 2020
Herne Bay East Cliff Beach may be quieter than Herne Bay Central Beach but the East Cliff Beach is unfriendly shingle whilst the Central Beach is family-friendly sand. There's a bandstand (concerts in non-Covid times) but, at least, there's a cafe where you can get snacks and drinks. Behind the beach, there is a promenade (which is both pushchair and wheelchair friendly) and some well kept gardens. For the more active (and fitter) there's some exercises. The beach is also dog friendly.
Written September 9, 2020
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pd7
Harlow, UK576 contributions
Oct 2020
Decided to travel to Whitstable from Canterbury via Herne Bay and so glad we did. Lovely views of the bay and up & down the beach, with the harbour and pier and an egret fishing in the shallows. Wind was quite bracing but it looked gorgeous. The beach huts are very attractive too - especially from behind (ie not the beach) funnily enough. Amy Johnson & Barnes Wallis are heroes of the town with statues commemorating them (particularly re WW2 work).
Written October 9, 2020
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MissBusy22
London, UK261 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
This is a sandy beach we found putdoor parkong which was a very good price. The arcades were massive a lot to do for all ages. There is also fish and chips and some restaurants selling slishoes and ice cream and things for the beach like beach shoes, sand castles and souveniers
Written April 15, 2022
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sarah c
Aylesbury, UK669 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Our first weekend away and time off work. We chose Herne bay for somewhere different. It was calm, peaceful, clean and well kept. Didn’t realise Barnes Wallace and Amy Johnson historical connections to this place. So many eateries, ice cream outlets and arcades to fill a few days
Written September 9, 2020
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1stCelia
Kent, UK72 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
New Years Day and it was packed. The gentle stroll we planned was inhibited by having to dodge the countless dogs. Every third person had a dog, all on leads but with varying lengths and control. Popular place and we must return when it’s quieter.
Written January 3, 2022
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Peter R
Dartford, UK960 contributions
Jul 2021
Stopped in Herne Bay on our way home from Broadstairs, free parking along the front. Plenty of shops, cafes and amusement arcades. The beach is rather pebbly but there were still lots of people on the beach and in swimming. We walked along the promenade which is wide and appeared very clean.
Written September 29, 2021
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TCT
9 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
A lovely space to enjoy time with family in accordance with Government policy. There are different textures i.e. pebbles and sand. The outdoor gym area is a good idea. Suitable for teenagers and adults. The childrens' play area is popular however concern it is far too crowded bearing in mind the pandemic we are experiencing. Sadly as with many beaches throughout the U.K. the rubbish left by visitors is dreadful. More waste bins may help. BBQs on the beach (without use of Beach Hut) should be stopped as there is not only litter but even more food for seagulls. Action should be taken to prevent visitors feeding seagulls. They are not hungry and are just thriving with extra food given to them.

Thank you to the cleaners with mobile trolleys who work hard to maintain clear walkways. Think the council should give them an extra reward and presentation.
Written September 16, 2020
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ChrisB090
UK366 contributions
Aug 2020
Came here to see the beach and to have some sea food such as crab etc. Very disappointing with the beach, the pier and the overall appearance. Food was bland, over fried fish and chips everywhere so we didn't linger. Staff at the restaurants we tried were so disinterested and didn't want to help or assist. Never again. Went down to Margate which was a huge improvement
Written August 26, 2020
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CheekyLondon
Southend-on-Sea, UK1,703 contributions
Jun 2020
We had a walk along the promenade adjacent to the beach during the later part of lockdown, when you were allowed to start going out! It is a lovely place to go as rarely gets crowded, especially in the week. The prom is wide and plenty of room for social distancing. We sat on the stony beach as there were few places open to eat and it was fine - you can prop yourself next to he wooden breakers for some shelter. A very pleasant experience. There were some places to get ices and takeaway drinks in the establishments opposite the beach.
Written June 29, 2020
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Florence W
New York City, NY39 contributions
Jun 2020
Herne Bay is a bit run down and not helped by semi feral teenagers whizzing around on bikes etc. Shops tired. Not at all what I was expecting from the photos and guides - Wouldn't recommend or return
Written July 4, 2020
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