Destination guide

The beachside setting of Herne Bay is ready to explore

The area's theater scene and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Herne Bay. This welcoming city is known for its parks, beaches and bars. Canterbury Cathedral and St. Martin's Church are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Herne Bay

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Herne Bay a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dreamland (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Royal St George's Golf Club (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Whitstable and Seasalter Golf Club (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Wingham Wildlife Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Westgate and Birchington Golf Club (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Herne Bay

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Herne Bay is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Herne Bay East Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Herne Bay Central Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Reculver Towers (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Tankerton Beach (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Whitstable Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Minnis Bay (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Herne Bay

The nearest airport is in Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.), located 9.7 mi (15.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into London (SEN-Southend), which is 23.5 mi (37.8 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Canterbury Herne Bay Station.

Where to stay around Herne Bay?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 631 vacation rentals near Herne Bay. From 105 Cabins to 105 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Herne Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Herne Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Herne Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Reculver Towers: 885 vacation rentals
  • Canterbury Herne Bay Station: 775 vacation rentals
  • Dover (QQD-Dover Priory Train Station): 874 vacation rentals
  • Ramsgate Royal Harbour and Marina: 677 vacation rentals
  • Dover Beach: 859 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Herne Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Herne Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 105 Cabins in Herne Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Herne Bay include:

  • Cottages: 105 rentals available
  • Houses: 358 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 105 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Herne Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 19 vacation rentals with pool available in Herne Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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