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The charming seaside town of Herne Bay can be found in Kent, just 7 miles from Canterbury. Part of the City of Canterbury district, the town grew from a small shipping area into the vibrant town that it is today. This was helped along in the 19th century by investors who build the promenade and the pier here – the pier being the second longest in the UK until the late 1970s. The award winning beach here has been awarded Blue Flag status and stretches for two miles. You will find plenty of entertainment and action around the seafront including eateries, amusements and even a Victorian bandstand. Reculver Country Park is a popular attraction in the area (3 miles from Herne Bay) with its historic structural remains and fascinating wildlife.
A number of professionals and businesses occupy retail and office space in and around the town. This includes taxi and chauffeur companies, PC repair firms, photographers, beauty salons, wedding services providers, and even clairvoyants. Some of the small businesses that are situated in the town include Tyre Solutions, The Zen House Lettings, The Web’s Edge, and Kent Connections Herne Bay.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Depending on when you are in Herne Bay you might catch the exciting festivities that take place here, such as the Herne Bay Festival or Happy Days. The Herne Bay Little Theatre provides live performances and entertainment as does the Kings Hall Theatre. There are also many bars, pubs and even clubs for those looking for some exciting nightlife. When it comes to eating out, there is plenty of choice on offer in Herne Bay. Shad Restaurant is a great place for exotic Indian food while Let Petit Poisson serves up tasty fresh seafood. For great veggie food you can head to The Wallflower Café or enjoy a fabulous gastropub experience at The Prince of Wales.
The town is well served by taxi and bus services for those looking for transportation while a good network of roads means that driving is another viable option, with the A229 leading to the M2 motorway. Mainline rail links are provided via Herne Bay Railway Station, which is on the Chatham Main Line running between Ramsgate and London Victoria.