Herne Bay Pier

Welcome to Herne Bay Pier

Do you have some spare time? Would you like to work with Herne Bay Pier and make a difference? The Pier Team are looking for volunteers of all skills from those good with a screwdriver (Maintenance Team), to those who like interacting and meeting with the public both in the day and/or evenings at our amazing live music events (Steward Team) and those that are great with social media (Publicity Team) If you can help with any of the above please apply to join our dedicated band by clicking the button below, we’d love to hear from you.

Herne Bay Pier Volunteers

What our visitors say on Google ...

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Lovely views and lovely walk

Danny Wilkinson 3 July 2022
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We love this place even though we moved to Shropshire it's nice come back to Kent. We have special memories here

Chris S Bambury 2 July 2022
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Beautiful place to visit. Can sit and relax and look at the sea take a walk along the pier.

sarah dancer 29 June 2022
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Nice little pier can go crabbing get a drink and something to eat and an ice cream plus look at the cabins that sell all sorts of things . Plus rides its got a lot to offer the parking is easy as well

martin edwards 29 June 2022
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Good old fashioned seaside pier with ice cream, fish 'n' chips and candy floss 😋

Kevin Pilcher 27 June 2022
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Great place to take the kids

Keith Hall 27 June 2022
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Nice stroll along the pier seeing people crabing with a small fair ground at the end with a few rides, fresh donuts stand is good value also a few nice little beach hut shops along the walk and some little cafe type huts.

Kim Back 26 June 2022
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Loved it, bought muscles which were perfect

Keith Dye 25 June 2022
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Plenty of things to do for the little ones and very nice boutique shops/ cafes. Nice day out.

Carole Brown 24 June 2022
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Saw Supersonic Queen on the Herne Bay Pier stage. Cold and windy weather didn't prevent my friends and I having the most amazing time. I love Herne Bay and will be back on many occasions

Imelda Galvin 24 June 2022
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Lovely place for crabbing 👍👍👍👍

Kristian Irwin 24 June 2022
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Kids loved it as always. Lovely Carribean hut on the pier you MUST try.

Lucie Lou 23 June 2022
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Herne bay on a sunny day is lovely.

iona ovenell 22 June 2022
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Love this place

Sally Wyton 21 June 2022
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Nice little pier with coffee and ice cream available and a lovely view

Les Brown 20 June 2022
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A bit pricey but the children adore it. A treat.

Susan Cossell 17 June 2022
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Lovely small pier which Is great for crabbing, with little shopping huts 🛖

karen dodson 15 June 2022
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Always a fun time here.

Deryck Squires 14 June 2022
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We love visiting Herne bay pier, lots of unique little hut/shops running along the pier. It's also a fab place for crabbing. Has toilets half way along and there are also toilets along the main stretch of Herne bay, one set near the arcades and another near marckatis cafe. Plenty of eating places and lots for the children to do. We absolutely love crabbing from the pier. If the tide is out you can walk under the pier and look for crabs too. It's a must do day out. Plenty of parking either in Neptune's carpark or along the seafront, both are Ringo parking meters. Disabled bays available in various locations. Arcades and chip shops along the seafront as well as a nice play area and flower gardens. One of the nicest seafront locally.

Rachel Lightbown 14 June 2022
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Great beach and traditional pier, found parking next to the beach, mixture of shingles and sand. On one side of the pier there is walled off harbour for small boats, on my visit the water was crystal clear. Pay and display parking (Ring Go app)

Roger Patel 13 June 2022
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Good fun for children and Adults alike.

Gary Carr 12 June 2022
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Brilliant place to visit lots of little shops and great for the children.

Matt r 11 June 2022
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Loved walking round the peir, had some sugared doughnuts yummy, and a drink, watched the world go by. We watched family's catching crabs me and my sister reminiscing how much fun we used to have when we did as kids. Such a wonderful day.

Ruth Clifford 11 June 2022
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Closed on Wednesday this week

Wendy Conway 10 June 2022
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Thriving pier lots going on nice food and great for the kids. Popular pastime for the kids is catching the large number of crabs under the pier

Robert Pollard 10 June 2022
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Quite quiet on a Tuesday; attractions all closed EXCEPT for the ice cream cafe on the West side. Good latte and hot chocolate!

Hugh Ritchie 8 June 2022
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Nice pier but you can't get to the end see picture

Philip Burton 7 June 2022
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Visited here at the end of May on a Sunday , come here about five times a year . As you drive down the road to the pier plenty of parking meters on the right hand side of the road . Just a bit further along you have a car park on the beach near the clock tower . This one is number plate recognition and you just put your details and pay in the way out. Plenty of lovely shops to visit on the pier in the stalls , a market stall just at the front normally sells fresh Kent strawberries or cherries on a Sunday . You have a little shop on the right that sells all the crabbing lines and bucket and spades. On the left of the pier you will find a lovely little place for ice creams and milkshakes and somewhere to sit and watch the world go by. You have a number of different stalls for food , fish and chips, Thai, burgers , wood fire oven pizza , fresh fish in a tub . Also at the end of the pier are a few fairground stalls and rides for small children. No fee to enter the pier and just a lovely atmosphere for all. Just as you exit the pier you have a few amusements for the children which is always fun and a small cafe in one of them that I have always had excellent service from and a great price for families . If you do visit you can also park down some side turnings a few roads back from the sea for free.

Julie craker 6 June 2022
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Visited here at the end of May on a Sunday , come here about five times a year . As you drive down the road to the pier plenty of parking meters on the right hand side of the road . Just a bit further along you have a car park on the beach near the clock tower . This one is number plate recognition and you just put your details and pay in the way out. Plenty of lovely shops to visit on the pier in the stalls , a market stall just at the front normally sells fresh Kent strawberries or cherries on a Sunday . You have a little shop on the right that sells all the crabbing lines and bucket and spades. On the left of the pier you will find a lovely little place for ice creams and milkshakes and somewhere to sit and watch the world go by. You have a number of different stalls for food , fish and chips, Thai, burgers , wood fire oven pizza , fresh fish in a tub . Also at the end of the pier are a few fairground stalls and rides for small children. No fee to enter the pier and just a lovely atmosphere for all. Just as you exit the pier you have a few amusements for the children which is always fun and a small cafe in one of them that I have always had excellent service from and a great price for families . If you do visit you can also park down some side turnings a few roads back from the sea for free.

Julie craker 6 June 2022
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Is ok

firuta feizan 5 June 2022
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Great day out crabbing on the pier will keep young and old amused pier has a lot to offer for all ages

Anthony Gurney 4 June 2022
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Nice place to visit but I found food expensive but unfortunately this is the case everywhere

andrew thorp 4 June 2022
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Great pier for crabbing. Loads of stalls and kids rides near the end.

Mikey Wetton 4 June 2022
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Beautiful and well kept. Love the little hut shops and small businesses ❤️ food and drink can be pricey but always good quality! My youngest loves the amusements/rides but was distraught with the £3.50 hook a duck prize that snapped in seconds. Always busy when the sunshine is out! Views are lovely! And my kids love watching the crab catching. Will always recommend Herne Bay.

Ellie Feaver 3 June 2022
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Lovely pier, gives a great view of the town

Deborah McGow 3 June 2022
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Amazing

Gerusa Maurer 3 June 2022
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Not been there a while, its got all sorts for all ages. Great for family's.

Ian Price 2 June 2022
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Would recommend a visit. They do some good doughnuts here cooked fresh.

Nathan Jones 2 June 2022
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Would recommend a visit. They do some good doughnuts here cooked fresh.

Nathan Jones 2 June 2022
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Quaint carnival on the pier. Food, games, and a merry go round.

Lucas Garza 1 June 2022

Today, Herne Bay Pier is a bright, colourful, bustling place where fun can be found for all the family; where you can choose from a wide range of delicious meals & snacks, have a drink, ride an old fashioned fairground horses, have a go on the helter skelter, browse the numerous, interesting retail huts or just pass the time enjoying the sea air and all that this traditional seaside town has to offer.

Herne Bay Pier is run by Herne Bay Pier Trust, a registered charity.

Opening hours

  • Open daily 10 am to 6 pm weather permitting.
  • Attractions are open at weekends, on public holidays and during school holidays.
  • The Retail Village and Food Court are open daily with some outlets open at other times.

Commemorative Plaques

Today's Featured Hut

Mike Slattery Photography
Mike Slattery Photography
Professional dog portrait photography services
Hut 4
Professional dog portrait photography services are now offered at Hut 4 on the Pier by award winning photographer, Mike Slattery....

Headline Acts Coming Up

Tom Jones Global – Tribute

Tom Jones Global – Tribute

July 8, 2022
The Seasons

The Seasons

August 6, 2022
Abbalicious – Abba Tribute Band

Abbalicious – Abba Tribute Band

August 20, 2022

Weddings on the Pier