Weather Permitting the Pier will be open daily from 8.00 am with the retail outlets opening at 11.00 am. During the winter months we will close at 3.30pm

Traditional Seaside Fun for All the Family!

Herne Bay Pier

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Herne Bay Pier

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

  • Weather Permitting the Pier will be open daily from 8.00 am with the retail outlets opening at 11.00 am. During the winter months the we will close at 3.30 pm
  • Attractions are open at weekends, on public holidays and during school holidays.
  • The Retail Village and Food Court are open daily but, some may have varying opening hours.

Dates for your diary

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What our visitors say on Google ...


Love what they have done with hernebay pier, small independent huts selling items, music playing with bar coffee & food huts. Spent a few hours here, thoroughly enjoyed it.

S. P 23 July 2024

Lovely night on the Pier watching UB40 Tribute. Organised very well

alison hinkley 20 July 2024

Lovely place , warm welcoming feeling

stacy Osbourne 19 July 2024

Great place to have fun, plenty of amusements to enjoy, great atmosphere.

Byson L 18 July 2024

Great food options, rides for the kids and music events during the summer

James Hill 16 July 2024

Haven't been to herne bay for a long time and the promenade is much better than I remember as well as the pier.

Sara 987 15 July 2024


Cameron Norman 14 July 2024

Decentittle pier with some food and rides for the kids. Handy to have in the bay.

Harry Mansell 14 July 2024

This 19th century pier was one considerably longer, what used to be the end of the pier can still be seen out to sea. On the pier you will find a number of "beach hut " shops selling a range of products. Further along are a number of food outlets and a few fairground type attractions including a merry-go-round. There are occasional events on the pier mainly in the summer months. There is seating available so you can sit and ( hopefully ) enjoy some sunshine. There is no charge to go onto the pier. There is pay for parking nearby.

W W Howe 13 July 2024

Great location

Elaine Tunbridge 11 July 2024

Love herne bay.. I have family there.

Dolores O'Donovan 11 July 2024

Lots to do - stalls, shops, a few rides for kids. Some events sometimes in the evening. Lovely stroll around the pier

Emma Stock 9 July 2024

Netter Ort, der Campingplatz ist nicht weit vom Ortskern, mit Kastenwagen, 2 Personen, 1 Hund, ohne Strom 15£,alles ok

Claudia Herdzin 7 July 2024

Love the little shops along the pier.. Would love to explore more but parking sooo expensive.. Would go by train if for the day.

Kriss Sharpe 7 July 2024

We had a very fresh, crunchy fish and chips (home made) experience. Delicious

Jaweria Alam 3 July 2024

Nice shingle beach in Herne Bay, lots of cafes, arcades. And pier.

G L 1 July 2024

Lovely place


Better than some piers appears they have really tried to make a different some nice little stalls too


Not been here for years. Fantastic place

Roy Breeds 29 June 2024

Well worth a visit and it's free

adam fox 29 June 2024

Good day out. Nice old pier

Brian Freeman 29 June 2024

Great day out with friends and kids, so much to do,

Nicol Davies 28 June 2024

Had a delicious meal here Saturday evening with our son and daughter in law the service was excellent atmosphere was good yes we will go again.

Lesley Stephens 25 June 2024

There are plenty of food outlets and other huts free to get on the pier

Steven Blench 24 June 2024

Lovely day for a stroll down Herne bay.


Lovely range of little independent shops in beach huts. There are a few 'rides'/activities, which are a bit on the pricey side and dated. But overall the walk and views etc are lovely.

Anna R 23 June 2024

Holiday vibes

Susannah Foley 22 June 2024

Loved Hernebay, clean and lovely beach

Colin Moore 21 June 2024

Herne Bay Pier is most definitely worth a visit it has some interesting little shops along the length of it then there’s a small children’s fairground at the end. Always a popular place for fishing too. The only thing I will say as a negative is there are a block of toilets placed at the end of the pier which are obviously handy but when walking through I passed people who were holding their noses I thought it was odd until I got close to the loos then realised what the problem was they absolutely stank to high heaven where they’d clearly been in use all day but wow what a great way to put people off 🤢 a very unpleasant experience and very unhygienic for them to smell that rank. So back to the pier itself I like it and enjoy walking the length of it and I do hope they move the loos and put the end of the pier to good use and make the walk there worth while. This is an honest review and if the problem has since been rectified then great but if it hasn’t then people should be aware.

Tray Nix 20 June 2024

Nice little seaside town with a pier, good restaurants, and shops, plus a decent beach to walk along.

Sam Gillespie 20 June 2024

Great little pier lovely wheather great value for money and nice to take the children out for the day.

Gary Scruff 19 June 2024

Cool and nice Pier, we had such a nice day in Herne Bay and they were selling strawberries at the pier that were absolutely delicious!

Majo Meseguer 17 June 2024

Loved the little shops and pub

Simon Hazel 11 June 2024

Loads to do and plenty of rides and food huts plus shopping as well. Really lovely donuts on pier up end by rides loved them

martin corne 11 June 2024

A nice stroll along the pier and the ice cream stall sold excellent coffee at a reasonable price,

peter massey 10 June 2024

Good beer on the pier. Entertainment for all. Nice Atmosphere. Cheers

J C 9 June 2024

Had a lovely afternoon at Herne Bay including a stroll along the pier. Some lovely beach huts with various wares for sale, some very nice gift options. Some fairground attractions at the end, we enjoyed the carousel, helta skelter and the knock em down games. A few different choices for food and drink also.

Rosie Jackson 9 June 2024

Lots of stalls and places for food

Jason Swain 7 June 2024

Lovely Pier with a selection of small outlets including food and rides for the children, "Beer on the Pier " was very nice just to sit down with a drink and watch the world go by.......

David Herbert 7 June 2024

Lovely pier

Nicola Welling 5 June 2024

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