Herne Bay Beach

Beaches Seaside Award


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.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches around Herne Bay, 46 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.


Herne Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Herne Bay, Kent

Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Dec 10
Expect a temp in the range 6.1℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SSE)
Saturday, Dec 11
Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Dec 12
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Dec 13
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 11.3℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Dec 14
Expect a temp in the range 8.6℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Dec 15
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 12.1℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (SSW)

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


Herne Bay Beach tide times.

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