The jolly Clock Tower, built in 1837, rises to 80 feet, and the Esplanade was created in 1830.
Herne Bay Pier was the second longest in England (after Southend Pier), with a length of three quarters of a mile, but was largely destroyed by a storm in 1978, leaving remnants as an island.
The original village of Herne lies a mile inland. The 14th century St. Martin`s Church has a memorial to Nicholas Ridley, once its vicar, who was burned at the stake alongside Hugh Latimer at Oxford in 1555.
The rock musician Kevin Ayers was born at Herne Bay.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Herne Bay for groups.