Out & about

Herne Bay

Dorothy Cottage, 37 Charles Street, Herne Bay is just a short walk from a wide range of independent shops, restaurants, coffee bars, museums and galleries as well as a number of important heritage sites such as our unique freestanding clocktower built in 1837, the first of its kind in the world, our vibrant pier, the historic Reculver Towers. Ideal for just a couple of nights rest & relaxation by the sea or a longer stay as a base for exploring all that Herne Bay and the historic county of Kent has to offer, Dorothy Cottage is in a great location with excellent road, rail and public transport links and local amenities.

Find out  more about our heritage sites below

Walking, cycling & wildlife

For those wanting something a little more energetic, there are great coastal walks and cycle trails to the East and right around the coast to Dover or to the West through Whitstable and Faversham and being on the flat, it’s not too onerous.

Read more about the coastal Saxon Shore Way which passes through Herne Bay.

Cycle paths and other walks around Herne Bay and East Kent

History & culture

What’s on in Herne Bay

Herne Bay boasts a lively and vibrant events scene, especially during the summer months, with carnivals, festivals, fireworks, markets, exhibitions and more.  You can see what’s on during your visit here.

What’s on in Canterbury

Just 8 mile away, the bustling ancient City of Canterbury boasts a rich tapestry of attractions and events all year round.  You can find full details at the Visit Canterbury website.