Herne Bay Beach

Herne Bay is a popular Kent seaside town with a long promenade with the central part of the seafront including seafront gardens and a central bandstand housing a visitor centre. The beach is shingle with wooden groynes giving way to sandy mudflats at low tide and is a popular bathing area for families with amusements and amenities nearby.

The sandy mudflats provide great opportunities for beachcombing with many prehistoric sharks’ teeth fossils on the foreshore.

Facilities include beach huts, town centre shops, cafe, restaurants, toilets, lifeguards and parking.

Herne Bay Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Herne Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 46 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Herne Bay Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Jan 26partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 9.9 m/sec (N)
Friday, Jan 27cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 9.9 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Jan 29lightsleet
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 4.3℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Jan 31clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WNW)

Herne Bay weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Herne Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Herne Bay Beach is at Herne Bay 1.25 km (0.77 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 25 Jan
   High Tide at 02:37 (Height 5.34m)
   Low Tide at 09:11 (Height 0.20m)
   High Tide at 15:07 (Height 5.44m)
   Low Tide at 21:11 (Height 0.87m)
Thu 26 Jan
   High Tide at 03:21 (Height 5.31m)
   Low Tide at 09:54 (Height 0.27m)
   High Tide at 15:54 (Height 5.25m)
   Low Tide at 21:53 (Height 0.97m)
Fri 27 Jan
   High Tide at 04:05 (Height 5.21m)
   Low Tide at 10:35 (Height 0.44m)
   High Tide at 16:41 (Height 5.01m)
   Low Tide at 22:35 (Height 1.11m)
Sat 28 Jan
   High Tide at 04:49 (Height 5.05m)
   Low Tide at 11:16 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 17:29 (Height 4.76m)
   Low Tide at 23:20 (Height 1.28m)
Sun 29 Jan
   High Tide at 05:38 (Height 4.83m)
   Low Tide at 12:02 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 18:23 (Height 4.52m)
Mon 30 Jan
   Low Tide at 00:13 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 06:36 (Height 4.59m)
   Low Tide at 12:57 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 19:25 (Height 4.33m)
Tue 31 Jan
   Low Tide at 01:24 (Height 1.59m)
   High Tide at 07:44 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 14:05 (Height 1.41m)
   High Tide at 20:36 (Height 4.27m)

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