This location is classed as SeasideView external link
Hampton in the Herne Bay area, about 4 miles east of Whitstable, is a good example of a regenerated seaside resort - so much so that some locals refer to it as Islington-on-Sea. The main beach here stretches east from Hampton Pier to Herne Bay Pier. The beach, which is lined by pretty-coloured beach huts and backed by the Spa Esplanade, is mainly pebbled, with some sandy patches. At low tide a wide are of mudflats can be seen. Small, picturesque fishing boats can usually be seen dotted around the foreshore. Walking east, past the yacht club, a number of wooden groynes stretch out to sea - this area has a history of coastal erosion. It is an easy walk from here to Herne Bay with its pier and other amenities and attractions. Parking can be found close to Hampton Pier.