About Herne Bay

  • A hundred years ago clocktower3

    One hundred years ago Herne Bay was a buzzing seaside town and the place everyone wanted to visit.  The brand new Kings Hall was about to be opened in July by Queen Victoria's daughter.  There were already three cinemas, The Grand, The Paragon and the Bijou and live entertainment and theatre at th...

  • Should Herne Bay have its own Town Council? Mutiny

    Local resident, Dylan Hampshire believes that our town would be better served by a Town Council and raised this at the last Herne Bay Area Panel meeting.  Dylan believes a Herne Bay council should be independent from Canterbury and says that he only needs to gather 612 signatures from Heron War...

  • Herne Bay Historical Records Society historicalrecordssocietylogo

    The Herne Bay Historical Records Society celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.  The Society was formed in 1932 as the Herne Bay Records Society and now it is the principal custodian of the most important archive of papers and photographs relating to the history of Herne Bay, Herne, Hampton and...

  • Herne Bay - Overview welcometobay thumb

    Herne Bay is a seaside resort situated in the South East of England.   It is approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of Canterbury and about 2 miles east of Whitstable.  It is famous for its sunsets, its safe clean beaches, and for being one of the sunniest and warmest places in the UK. During...

  • Herne Bay - Sport sports thumb

    The town is a popular destination for water sports; it has two sailing clubs - Herne Bay and Hampton Pier; as well as a well known coastal rowing club, located near Hampton Pier, which holds a annual regatta in July.   The town has previously hosted the Zapcat powerboat racing championships.   Th...