Candy floss stands, penny arcades and a beautiful beach are all a stroll away from holiday cottages in Herne Bay. This classic Kent seaside town lies on the coast between Whitstable and Margate. After starting life as a shipping community for passengers and goods on their way from London to Dover and Canterbury, Herne Bay developed into a popular resort in the early 19th century. With its promenade, pleasure pier and two-mile stretch of sand and shingle, it remains one of Southeast England’s most idyllic spots for a break on the coast.
Backed by colourfully painted beach huts, gardens and a bandstand, the beach is perfect for long days by the sea. Self-catering holidays in Herne Bay are also a great excuse to enjoy nostalgic seaside attractions including helter-skelters, crazy golf and Punch and Judy shows. There are excellent events to look out for including Sci Fi by the Sea and the spectacular Southeast Airshow. And for a glimpse into the town’s Victorian heyday, pop into the Seaside Museum, featuring remarkable displays of holiday memorabilia.
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The Old Dairy is located in the idyllic village of Herne, on a beautiful stretch of the Kent coast, between Whitstable and Margate. This cosy coastal holiday cottage for couples is a beautifully converted dairy near a shingle beach, ice cream parlours and beach huts at Herne Bay.