Herne Bay is a traditionally Kentish seaside town – a perfect place for a cuppa with a scone or two. Indeed, there are many Afternoon Tea Herne Bay establishments to choose from. Some of the best, however, lie right near the seafront. What more could you want? Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the view while tucking into an Afternoon Tea in Herne Bay!
So what do you need to know about this town before you go? It’s situated on the south coast of the Thames Estuary, some 6 miles north of Canterbury. Also nearby is Whitstable, which is only 4 miles away.
The place gets its name from the neighbouring village of Herne. (That, and the fact that it’s located by a bay!). The town began as a small shipping community. Now, it’s a popular tourist spot!
Visitors come for many reasons, including being the home of the world’s first freestanding purpose-built Clock Tower, constructed in 1837. During the late Victorian era and until 1978, Herne Bay also boasted the second-longest pier in Britain. Today, many choose to lounge by the beach, or, indeed, go for an Afternoon Tea in Herne Bay!