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Herne Bay, Kent

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Herne Bay, Kent

Herne Bay is a seaside town in Kent, South East England, with a population of 35,188. On the south coast of the Thames Estuary, it is 7 miles north of Canterbury and 1 mile east of Whitstable. It neighbours the ancient villages of Herne and Reculver and is part of the City of Canterbury local government district. Herne Bay's seafront is home to the world's first freestanding purpose-built clock tower, built in 1837; until 1978, the town had the second-longest pier in the United Kingdom.
Post townHERNE BAY
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR1767
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01227
Population35,188 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Herne Bay, Kent has been known in the past


Herne Bay, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Herne, par. and vil., E. Kent, 5 miles NE. of Canterbury, 4938 ac. and 631 foreshore, pop. 4410; contains the town of Herne Bay.

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