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 highlights

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)
Transport

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 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 626 holiday lettings near Herne Bay. From 104 Cabins to 104 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Herne Bay is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Herne Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Herne Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Reculver Towers: 993 holiday lettings
  • Canterbury Herne Bay Station: 1,016 holiday lettings
  • Folkestone Harbour: 830 holiday lettings
  • Canterbury Sturry Station: 1,186 holiday lettings
  • Hythe Beach: 1,221 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Herne Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 104 Cabins in Herne Bay. Our other popular types of Herne Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 104 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 363 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 104 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Herne Bay?

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