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.
Herne Bay Kent
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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, 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
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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