This location is classed as SeasideView external link
Herne Bay is a quintessential English seaside resort with a pier, a promenade and a Victorian bandstand. There are plenty of good facilities to be found here including some excellent seafood restaurants. East of the town, beyond the breakwater known as Neptune's arm, a short drive east will bring the visitor to The King's Hall. It is possible to park close by, and the stretch of coast between The King's Hall and Reculver is a good spot to come for long walks. It is also quite popular with kayakers, boaters and crabbers. The beach itself is mainly shingle, and a number of groynes stretch out into the sea. Herne Bay east beach is backed by a sea wall and behind that, grassy slopes, known as The Downs are criss-crossed with a number of footpaths. This area is a haven for birdlife and has been designated a Special Protection Area for birds. From the beach, the cliffs and romantic ruins of Reculver Castle can be seen.