Herne bay is a famous seaside town that have a large beach, places to eat, several amusements and a pier. The beach is a half an hours bus ride away from Canterbury City Centre (on the 6A bus). You can also get the train here from lots of places, from Canterbury West Station it takes about 55 minutes. You can also drive here quite easily and park in the many available pay and display car parks.
The beach is a pebble beach that is very big with pretty views out to sea. The sea is not too rough and is safe for children if you follow the lifeguard flags which are there for your safety.
There isn’t much to do on the actual seaside such as small children’s funfair rides which I have seen on other beaches. The beach looks quite rural because of this. I think that the beach is nice for a stroll or a family day out (as long as you bring things to do for young children). I personally was quite bored here; skimming stones was about the only entertaining thing to do whilst on the beach. I think a lot of people would not like this beach because of the lack of activities to do.
At the top of the beach is the promenade which has a few places to eat; mainly fish and chips restaurants, one of which I have reviewed previously. I would say that it is best to look around for the right place to eat as some of them; although cheap; do not give you value for money. There are also a few amusement arcades which are okay.
I didn’t really enjoy Herne Bay Beach as I found it a bit too run down with not enough to do.